Gary L. Gregg II

Gary L. Gregg II

About Gary L. Gregg II

Dr. Gary L. Gregg II holds the Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership at the University of Louisville and is director of the McConnell Center. He is the author or editor of six books, including The Presidential Republic, Patriot Sage: George Washington and the American Political Tradition, and Securing Democracy—Why We Have an Electoral College.

Election 2012: The Lost Promise of Barack Obama

By |2017-08-03T13:39:42-05:00November 6th, 2012|Categories: Barack Obama, Politics|Tags: |

“On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.”—Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama 2009 No matter who wins at the polls today, the great loser of election 2012 will be Barack Obama and [...]

The Electoral College & the Founders’ Design

By |2019-06-11T17:56:34-05:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: Constitution, Electoral College, Politics|Tags: , |

During the debates over the ratification of the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton remarked in Federalist 68 that the method of presidential selection was “almost the only part of the system, of any consequence, which has escaped without severe censure or which has received the slightest mark of approbation from its opponents.” If only we could [...]