Argument: Divided government impedes sound governance
"The One-Party Rule Scare". Connecting The Dots. 27 Oct. 2008 - "Since Americans have an innate mistrust of concentrated power, the notion [of divided government] could gain traction for voters with short memories. They would have to forget the past two years [2006-2008] of 'checks and balances' [a Republican president and Democratic Congress] that prevented extending health care to impoverished children and setting reasonable timetables for withdrawal from Iraq, among other majority desires."