I like the idea of gerrymandering the states to create new and conservative states. Leave the urban blight to the libs and let them wallow in their own self-destruction. The large cities have ruled national elections too long. For instance, in Ohio, we have 88 counties. In 2008, 67 of these counties went to John McCain, but the largest ones - Hamilton, Franklin and Cuyahoga are the most populace, so our state went blue. This shouldn’t be.
It would be easier to combat the hold the ‘Rats have in these centers of corruption then to start breaking apart states...IMHO.
You must be from Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin since those two cities certainly fit the description.
About 40 years back, northern Wisconsin folks contemplated forming a new state called “State of Superior”. The plan included Upper Michigan, Northern Wisconsin and No. Eastern Minnesota. Obviously, it didn't happen.