George Will / Let’s face reality about the power of the presidency - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

George Will / Let’s face reality about the power of the presidency

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:01 am

In every year divisible by four, the dominant superstition of American politics - faith in the magic of presidential words and deeds - reaches an apogee that feeds national narcissism: Everything that happens anywhere is about us, is a response to something America did or did not do, and can be controlled by a president doing - even just saying - something.

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