A nickname for the Great Lakes region of the United States when discussing politics. Although liberalism is often thought to be limited to the coasts, the citizens of the Great Lakes region ignore expectation and often vote Democrat. These liberals are often very supportive of unions and gun control, as they are major issues in the area. This area is also ahead of the curve on social issues, with several of the states already having legalized gay marriage and marijuana (medical or decriminalization). Member states of the Great Liberals are Illinois (capital), Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Iowa (adopted from the Plains). This region is home to President Barack Obama.
CNN Correspondent 1: "Of course the Democrat vote will be limited to the coasts as always."
CNN Correspondent 2: "You're forgetting the Great Liberals, which could make all the difference!"