Congress Drives If Romney Wins
Romney, under some pressure, frankly, endorsed [the Ryan budget]. And if Romney were to be elected president, I think this would be an unusual presidency in that it would be led from Congress. You know, one quote I didn’t include in the piece but I think is instructive is there’s this phrase you hear in Washington from some Republicans and some conservative activists that we don’t really want a president with a whole lot of ideas. We know what we want to do, we being House Republicans. We just want a president who’s almost like an auto-pen. We’ll pass the legislation, send it to the White House, and it will be signed. Now granted, Mitt Romney may have a thing or two to say about that, but that’s the – that is the feeling, that is the sentiment among the very conservative members of the Republican class who were elected in 2010. And Ryan, who of course was elected before that, has been sort of the intellectual mentor to that class. And so I think they’re going to be driving the policy in Washington after the elections.
Now that’s a scary thought.