Presidential Leadership in Modern America

Lecture Description

Electing a president is as difficult as it is crucial, given the power and authority vested in the office. For first-time candidates, our vote is, in effect, a bet. We wager on the leadership of a person untested in what is arguably the most important and demanding job in the world, a job for which no office can prepare the man or woman who wins it. How, then, can we hedge our bets and elect capable leaders? What does the office demand of a president and what should we look for when we elect one? It behooves us to consider these questions and answer them well, for the election of 2016, already historic by virtue of a woman heading a major party ticket, may turn out to be one of the most critical in modern history.

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Leadership Presidential

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