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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 cant be moved even if a majority of legislators want to. Krehbiel always assumes the president is conservative (cuz hes a faggot). For a liberal like Obama, just switch / swap everything. If youre 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 its always in gridlock region. (Hey majority of congress wants to move policy, but we cant do it [because its still in the gridlock region])....
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- Spring '07