Superpolitician In addition to formal roles, the president also serves as the leader of his or her party. The president, for example, chooses the chairperson of the national party organization and campaigns on behalf of fellow party members. As the most visible party member, the president can play a huge role in raising money and generating support for candidates from this party, especially if the president is popular. Sometimes, however, party members seek to distance themselves from an unpopular president.Presidential PowerThere are three categories of presidential power:1.Constitutional powers: powers explicitly granted by the Constitution 2.Delegated powers: powers granted by Congress to help the president fulfill his duties 3.Inherent powers: powers inherent in the president’s power as chief of the executive branch Constitutional and delegated powers make up the expressed powers because these powers are clearly outlined in the Constitution. Presidents have interpreted inherent powers differently, sometimes in ways that grant the president great power.
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