This is a great column by Charles Krauthammer that appears on the back page of the May 10 issue of Time Magazine. It gets to the heart of what I’ve been saying for a long time—Presidents have virtually no control over the economy.

Both sides will CLAIM that the president controls the economy (Bush will say that he’s responsible for economic growth, Kerry will say that Bush has caused job losses and that Clinton caused the ’90s economic boom), but in the real world it’s businesses, investors, and people who control the economy. The government can help or hurt some, but it’s not their show.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.