Sunday, October 30, 2005

Washington Post: Stop the Campaigning

There is as yet no meaningful evidence that the president, Congress and the media are prepared to abandon their infatuation with continuous campaigning as an alternative to actual operation of the federal government.

As I understand the history of the presidency, it was only early in the last century that presidential candidates began actively campaigning on their own behalf. Perhaps a reversal of that trend would help the systemic problem outlined in this piece. Certainly something must be done.


At 1:01 PM, Blogger RFTR said...

Actually, Andrew Jackson was the first...


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