Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gridlock ... Back
But now, all the problems that existed before the election are still here, the players are pretty much the same, as is the balance of power. The president has been ratified by the voters, so he is a more powerful figure than he was before, but congressional leaders also believe their approaches have been ratified as well. Nonetheless, as Lincoln said in his second annual message to the Congress, "as our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew." Hopefully, "Gridlock" can contribute to debates we are surely going to be having in the "stormy present."