Saying what you're going to do in specific fashion is not only good government, it is also good politics. A solid record of legislative accomplishment gained Republicans seats in 2002 and 2004 and gave Bush a reelection victory despite the Iraq war and a recovering but hardly robust economy. The lack of an agenda in 2005 and 2006 helped cost the Republicans the Congress in the midterms and send the president's popularity to new depths.I'll have some more on Lindsey's book in an upcoming article for Research.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Advice for the next president
Lawrence Lindsey, whose book What A President Should Know: An Insider's View on How to Succeed in the Oval OfficeI gave a positive albeit brief review, has a Weekly Standard article giving more advice to the next president. Sample: