Sunday, December 23, 2007

Survey of Candidates on Executive Power

The Boston Globe had an interesting article today, Survey reveals candidates' views on scope of executive power. The author sent a survey of 12 questions on presidential power to all the candidates and all but 3 (Giuliani, Huckabee and Thompson) replied.

Glenn Greenwald goes off on Romney's answers, calling them a "pursuit of tyrannical power, literally".

Romney's responses came off to me as a bit wishy-washy with only a couple of answers as being particularly egregious. Then I read Biden's answers and was reminded was clarity is.

1 comment:

DKB said...

Well, I have to say that one of Romney's responses qualifies as both wishy-washy AND scary... "The Bush Administration has kept the American people safe since 9/11. The Administration’s strong view on executive power may well have contributed to that fact."

He avoids the question about the constitutionality of Bush's power grab and hints that he'd do everything the same. If he's nominated, I'll contribute to's hatchet-job ads...