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Unformatted text preview: art of persuasion. The president needs to wager the benefits of a given decision now, against its future effects on his attempts at persuasion. People hold the same power over the president that he holds over them; this must be considered when the president makes decisions that can anger others. “The president’s advantages are checked by the advantages of others. Continuing relationships will pull in both directions. These are relationships of mutual dependence. A President depends upon the persons whom he would persuade; he had to reckon with his need or fear of them.” (31)...
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- Fall '06
- President of the United States, mutual dependence, Professional Reputation Political