We should not suppose that President Obama’s centrism and constitutionalism will typify 21C presidencies. The American presidency has transformed into a potential platform for political extremism and lawlessness in the last 50 years. The institutional dynamics that generated this trend include rise of presidential primaries, pollsters and media gurus, centralization of power in White House czars, politicization of the military, and manipulation of the constitution to justify presidential power grabs. Proposes reforms to minimize the risks of a profound constitutional crisis in the 21C.
|(GOVERNMENT * AMERICAN PRESIDENCY * CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IN 21ST C)