3) Someone who will restore the limits of the presidency.
When it comes to rolling back the policies of the Obama years, we will have a great advantage. Precisely because President Obama has tried to bypass Congress, it will be very easy for a new president to undo everything. What is done by executive order can be undone by executive order. But we don’t want a leader who will just take over those powers and wield them for his own agenda. We need a chief executive who will choose to reduce his on power.
We need someone who will set out deliberately to restore the balance of power between the executive and Congress—who will set an example of working with Congress to achieve agreement and pass actual legislation.
We need someone very rare: a leader who can seek after power in order to not use it. We need another George Washington.
And in more ways than one.