This week in Outside the Box good friend George Friedman of Stratfor delves into that enigma that is Executive power and Presidential elections. George ventures to assess the current President in light of former Presidents, utilizing a methodical rubric of measure to analyze the capabilities of what in all perceptions is a lame duck President with respect to domestic influence and foreign perception. He also analyzed the presidential race. I found this a very interesting piece.
George's company Stratfor provides some insightful and comprehensive research on geopolitical events and global affairs. George continues to kindly provide my readers a discount to his normal subscription rates, obtained by clicking here.
I hope you find the article informative, providing a degree of inference into the current complex political landscape.
John Mauldin, Editor
Outside the Box
Gaming the U.S. Elections
Domestic politics in most countries normally are of little interest geopolitically. On the whole this is true of the United States as well. Most political debates are more operatic than meaningful, most political actors are interchangeable and the distinctions between candidates rarely make a difference. The policies they advocate are so transformed by Congress and the Supreme Court -- the checks and balances the Founding Fathers liked…