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Unformatted text preview: o State of the Union Address Sets the agenda o Speechmaking Initiate Legislation o Set the agenda in terms of actual policy and laws o However, congress must sponsor and vote on the laws o So the president cannot make his own laws o LBJ Legislative Veto o President looks to the president to sign laws into existence Presidents Resources appointments Cabinet White house staff Executive office of pres Other resources Informal: Reputation Use of media Presidential Popularity What makes great presidents? Criteria for judgement Presidential character o JD Barbers Typology o Classifications of presidents o Criticism of typology Force of circ umstances o S. Skowronek...
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- Fall '07