The President’s Permanent Campaign

Presidents are frequently criticized for campaigning instead of governing, but in a highly polarized era without lasting Congressional majorities, the stakes every two years grow ever higher: witness the gridlock between the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican majority in the House. For the White House, campaigning does not come at the expense of governing but facilitates the possibility of more effective governing — not to mention the establishment of a political legacy.

Brendan Doherty, in the New York Times.  His previous guest posts for us are here, here, here, and here.

One Response to The President’s Permanent Campaign

  1. Robert January 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    It seems it is a necessary evil…brought about by Citizen’s United…