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Unformatted text preview: divided government, in which the White House and Congress are controlled by different political parties, the president can appeal directly to the people for support. Moral leader The president is expected to set the moral tone for the nation, including exemplary honesty, religious faith, and integrity. The question of a president's moral leadership has assumed new importance in recent years as the media and public have given the private lives of the elected officials closer scrutiny. The "character issue" is frequently included in public opinion polls on a president's performance....
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- Spring '08