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Presidential - 11/10/10 and 11/15/10 THE PRESIDENTCY...

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11/10/10 and 11/15/10 THE PRESIDENTCY Presidential paradoxes 1.Gentle and decent but forceful and decisive 2. Programmatic but pragmatic 3. Inspiring but realistic 4. Above politics, but party leaders 5.Innovative and inventive yet majoritarian and responsive 6. What it takes to be elected is not what it takes to govern What does it take to make a good president 1.Ability to make critical decisions rationally 2.ability to negotiate and persuade 3.Knowledge and willingness to work and learn 4.A sense of where the country should e going 5.Respect from Congress and bureaucracy 6.Polularity with the public 7.Ability to present issues and policy stances to the mass public How powerful is Obama-more powerful in the beginning with public support, the more congress has incentive to go along with him. Power only to extent Congress is responsive (he can do a lot(deploy troops, propose legs, but not so powerful-needs congress) Barber: Three distinct political roles 1.rhetoric: talking/speech making
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