Why the “Red Wave” fizzled might be that the GOP-side candidates were, for the most part, mediocre. Few were outstanding. Few appeared as really great leaders, even fewer were people that were worth voting FOR.
Much of the Red voters were, I think, simply tired of the people running….most of the votes were votes AGAINST the blue candidate.
If the GOP really wants to gain power they need to find some candidates that people will vote FOR…..and that just isn’t happening.
Trump was the top of his field in 2016 not because he was a great candidate, but because the other candidates were so weak and cheezy and wishy-washy. Then he won because the alternative was Hillary.
We need the GOP to get some people worth voting FOR, for a change.