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The Presidency 1. A paradoxical office Presidential paradoxes a. Gentle and decent but forceful and decisive b. Programmatic but pragmatic c. Innovative and inventive yet majoritarian and responsive d. Inspirational but realistic e. President above politics but party leader f. What it takes to be president (to get elected) is not what is needed to govern 2. What does it take to be a good president? What does it take to be a good president? a. Ability to make critical decisions rationally b. Ability to negotiate and persuade 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 Barber: Three distinct political roles 1. Rhetoric: talking/speech making 2. Personal relations: convincing and persuading 3. Homework: learning Style, world view, and character Style: the president’s habitual way of performing the three political roles: rhetoric, personal relations, and homework World View: the way the president understands the world—politically relevant beliefs,
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