Trump: The Green Lantern Candidate (‘The New York Times’)



“Mr. Trump is the purest Green Lantern candidate we’ve seen in recent years. He cleverly exploits the appeal of presidential omnipotence by contrasting his supposedly decisive style of business leadership as a real estate magnate with the compromises, inertia, and policy failures that are inevitable in politics,” writes Assistant Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan in his latest post on The New York Times blog The Upshot.

The Green Lantern theory, says Nyhan, is what he calls a pattern of blaming the nation’s problems on the chief executive’s “failure to try hard enough or act tough enough.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 8/25/15 by The New York Times.

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