Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-16-2015

Department

Economics; Political Science

Abstract

For observers of the U.S. Congress, the inability of Republicans to unite behind a candidate for speaker has been by turn fascinating, exasperating, and frightening. When and if a candidate is finally chosen, Republicans will breathe a sigh of relief, as will many commentators. The real crisis, however, will have just begun. [excerpt]

Required Publisher's Statement

Original version is available from the publisher at: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/10/16/a_way_around_the_divided_house_majority.html

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