NOV 11 - PRESIDENT! 1. President Paradoxes a. Gentle and...

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PRESIDENT! 1. President Paradoxes a. Gentle and decent but forceful and decisive b. Programmatic but pragmatic 2. What does it take to be a good president? a. Ability to make critical decisions rationally b. Ability to negotiate and trade c. Knowledge and willingness to work and learn d. A sense of where the country should be going e. Respect from congress and bureaucracy f. Popularity with the public g. Ability to present issues and policy stances to the mass public 3. Presidential character 4. Presidential roles a.i. Rhetoric: Talking/speeches a.ii. Style, world view and character a.iii. Style : the president’s habitual way of performing his three political roles: rhetoric, personal relations, and homework a.iv. World View : the way the president understands the world – politically relevant beliefs, particularly conceptions of social casualty a.v. Character: the way the person presents themselves to the world a.vi. Barbers Classification Scheme a.vii. Active a.viii. Passive a.ix.
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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NOV 11 - PRESIDENT! 1. President Paradoxes a. Gentle and...

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