The American Presidency
In June of this year, I added a segment to this post and called it The American Presidency.
Given the bizarre nature of the current Presidential campaign in the United States, the looming Republican, and Democratic conventions later this summer and the election in November; I wanted to juxtapose my own reflections on the American Presidency with the previously describe works. The President who takes office in January will face domestic and global issues of pressing and daunting dimensions. Leadership from the Executive Branch calls for wisdom and diplomacy extraordinaire. Perhaps recalling moments from our youthful global leadership perspective will call forth the nature of our higher selves, the elected and the electorate.
Since then I have tried to re-educate myself on Political Science 101 and share those learnings. I studied political science at the University of Texas from 1965 to 1968 and have had a continuing fascination with the Presidency. Those posts are available here.
More specifically, for those of still caught in the conundrum of if and who to vote for, here are my takeaway options for last minute discernment.
- David Houle – 2016 Presidential Election, Thoughts and Forecasts, Oct 11
- Peggy Noonan, Democracy Majesty and 2016’s Indignity, Nov 3
- Seth Godin, How they make you not vote, Nov 6
- David Mills, Gaming the System, Checks and Balances, Higher Order, Nov 7
- Sample Ballot
Remembering Lincoln’s profound imploration, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”