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1.
Your response to the question below should be at least 125 words long.
What is the power to persuade? What would the presidency be like if its only
powers were those found in the Constitution? Could presidents succeed? How are constitutional powers supplemented by the power to persuade?
Examples?
2.
Your response to the question below should be at least 125 words long.
What are some of the factors that affect a candidate’s chances of winning a
congressional race?
What advantages do incumbents have?
3.
Your response to the question below should be at least 125 words long.
Many modern presidents have experienced an interesting dynamic – the longer they are in office, the less support they receive from the public. What factors might contribute to this tendency (hint: double expectations gap)?
What forces and events and might counter this race to lower approval ratings?
If presidents are weak (lack the power to meet expectations), what is the remedy?
4.
Your response to the question below should be at least 125 words long.
Briefly explain the process of how a bill becomes a law. You should include some mention of the many ways a bill may be sidetracked, fundamentally changed, or killed.