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comm310firstejournal - Jackie Joseph February 18, 2009...

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Jackie Joseph February 18, 2009 Communications 310 First e-journal assignment Part I I believe Scheer’s central thesis of Playing President to be multi-faceted. Scheer’s book primarily deals with how President’s gained office, what they did during office, and reactions during and after their terms. Scheer comes to find Presidents as well- intentioned citizens who sacrifice a great deal for success. His introduction focuses on the failings of the electoral process and the negative aspects of campaigning. Scheer’s most resounding objective in Playing President is analyzing the demeanor of candidates before and during their presidency. I believe his goal and central thesis lie in the analysis of character during and after the electoral process, because it is such a harsh process. Part II President Nixon is a man Scheer comes to respect, but he and former white house counsel, John Dean, describe ways in which President Nixon’s legacy was undermined by how he responded to the media and electoral process. As Scheer says in his
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2010 for the course COMM 310 taught by Professor Scheer during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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