Notes 3-10-09-1

Notes 3-10-09-1 - SO HOW DO WE JUDGE PRESIDENTS? 1. Poli....

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SO HOW DO WE JUDGE PRESIDENTS? 1. Poli. Sci. Charles Jones thinks we should evaluate presidents given the context that they are operating in. Presidents operate in a separated system, and often presidents have to deal with a congress that is of the opposite party. a. He also pushes us to think of president in cycles. 2. Poli. Sci. Richard Neustadt claimed the formal powers ofs the presidency are weak. Presidents cannot get things accomplished simply by ordering ppl. a. This it is up to the president himself to persuade ppl to do what he wants b. The power he says … is the power to persuade 3. Poli. Sci. Bruce Buchanan thinks we should t hi nkg about our presidents and presidential candidates in terms of how he or she is able psychologically to contend with the presidential experience. a. What he wants to knw is whether a president can psychologically handle the job and whether a president has the skills of a good manager i. Like if you were looking for someone to manage IBM b. The presidency is a very stressful job! c.
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