My internet connection was/is down at home today, (right when my brilliant thoughts on the McClellan book are coalescing). Anyway…..
If you didn’t read best of the web yesterday, please note James Taranto’s recognition of the importance of “voting for the old guy” so we can avoid another ex president gadding about in his/her after years.
Whatever you think of the Carter postpresidency, the second Bush presidency and the Hillary Clinton candidacy, all three have been consequential. When Americans elect a president, then, they may turn out to have committed themselves, for better or worse, to more than a four-year term. Among recent presidents, only Ronald Reagan’s influence is measured almost entirely by what he did before leaving office. In choosing the next president, then, the most cautious approach may be to vote for the old guy.