Glenn Reynolds: President needs to be ‘white male Republican’
Law professor Glenn Harlan Reyonlds wrote this in USA Today.
I have a modest proposal for improving press performance: Elect a white male Republican…
With a black Democrat in the White House, those organs have often been loath to criticize the president themselves, and swift to assume that anyone who does offer criticism is partisan, and probably a racist to boot. But with a white male Republican in the White House, all criticisms will be presumed valid.
Every president has some wiggle room, but white male Republicans have less in our system. So if you want the imperial presidency to wiggle less, that’s whom we should elect. And if that’s what it takes to get the press to do its job of scrutinizing and criticizing power, then that’s what we need.