Unformatted text preview: Same undimensional spatial setup: mediam voter (m), filibuster pivot (f), veto pivot (v), president (p), status quo (q). ---[f-----m-----v]-----*p--- “Gridlock region” is b/w f and v. When the stat quo lies in this region, it can’t be moved even if a majority of legislators want to. Krehbiel always assumes the president is conservative (cuz he’s a faggot). For a liberal like Obama, just switch / swap everything. If you’re moving b/w V and P towards the median, V becomes the veto pivot, the 67 th most liberal member. If he supports president, no veto, if he supports other peeps, veto! Gridlock when policy is between f and v. Why are moderates frustrated? They will not get what they want if it’s always in gridlock region. (Hey majority of congress wants to move policy, but we can’t do it [because it’s still in the gridlock region])....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07