I was listening to the Republican presidential candidates and it got me thinking. You hear Mitt Romney defend the universal healthcare he ushered in as governor of Massachusetts stating that his plan was the solution for his state - not the entire nation. You then hear candidates like Rick Perry talk about how they created jobs in their respective states and how that will work for the entire nation.
Here was my thought: why are some things state-specific, like Romney's healthcare, while other things are universal, like Perry's job ideas?
Each state is different with different economic demands and problems. What works in Iowa may not work in Florida. These candidates like making blanket statements for one reason - it sounds good.