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Ross Buchanan: If Romney becomes president, do you think that Norquist (and others) are right in saying that Romney will faithfully fight for the Ryan Plan and the other unpopular elements of the Congressional Republicans' agenda—which he has endorsed? Or will he pursue a less confrontational, more risk-averse agenda—which seems more consistent with his nature?
If Romney wins, the first challenge he will face is a contest with Congress to determine who will control the GOP agenda. Romney's instincts may be as cautious as you say. But he'll have to exercise that caution to protect himself —not only against the general electorate—but also against his own party. A President Romney will arrive in office with very few instrumentalities of power. His congressional party will believe that he rode their coat tails into office. They spent the prior two years writing an agenda for him, and they'll expect him dutifully to execute it—at least until they receive some shock from the voters that jolts them into fear of over-reach. But they won't learn that fear from President Romney.
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