Presidential power is out of balance

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

As candidates continue to jockey for position in the upcoming presidential primary, we all seem focused on the horse race aspects of the campaigns.

How much money have they raised? Did you hear what Hillary Clinton said about Barack Obama? Can Fred Thompson save the Republican Party?

Meanwhile, we are overlooking one of the most important aspects of the 2008 election: We won’t be electing a president in 2008 — or at least not a president like the one we…