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President - 2 How willing is the President to engage in...

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I. Frontloading – moving presidential primaries up early into the year II. Republicans i. Winner-take-all III. Democrats i. Proportional strategy ii. Superdelegates (people who have won political office; awarded vote for who will be nominee without having to run and be a nominee) IV. Convention a. Uninterrupted speech by nominee i. Debates 1. General Election a. Known to start on Labor Day (Sep. 1 to 1 st Tuesday after 1 st Monday in November) Executive Branch I. White House a. Staff i. Usually about 2000 people (most under 30 years old) ii. Get there early in morning to late at night iii. Carries our primary responsibilities President wants 1. How does the President approach the job of being President? Active/Passive
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Unformatted text preview: 2. How willing is the President to engage in political bargaining and conflict? 3. Active + a. FDR; JFK 4. Active – a. Woodrow Wilson; Nixon; Hoover 5. Passive + a. Reagan 6. Passive – a. Calvin Coolidge; Eisenhower b. Triangulation i. What happened after 1994 (Republicans won House as majority for first time for 40 years…Newt Gingrich led them) 1. Had promised 10 pieces of legislation 2. Only able to pass 1; Clinton vetoed twice; then welfare reform passed 3. 1996 election – Only one man stands in our way—Clinton. 4. Clinton won—faced crisis in Bosnia; Lewinsky affair 5. 1989 – end of Communism to 9/11/2001 6. Columbine...
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