The Presidency (Part 2)‏ Michael P. Fix
Models of Presidential Power
Models of Presidential Power Whig Model President should take a passive approach to government policy, deferring to Congre...
Models of Presidential Power Stewardship Model President should take an active approach, leading in both national politics...
Models of Presidential Power <ul><li>The Modern Presidency </li></ul>
Barber’s Presidential Character Types Active-Positive Active-Negative Passive-Positive Passive-Negative
Barber’s Presidential Character Types Active-Positive Images from www.wikipedia.org
Barber’s Presidential Character Types Active-Negative Images from www.wikipedia.org
Barber’s Presidential Character Types Passive-Positive Images from www.wikipedia.org
Barber’s Presidential Character Types Passive-Negative Images from www.wikipedia.org
Informal Presidential Powers
Informal Presidential Powers <ul><li>Political Scientist Richard Neustadt argues that a president’s formal powers are rela...
Informal Presidential Powers The Power to Persuade <ul><li>The resources of the president’s office makes available many to...
Informal Powers of the President Going Public The emergence of radio and television has given presidents the ability to ge...
The President and Public Opinion
Presidential Approval
Presidential Approval Images from www.bluejacket.com (left) and www.cartoonstock.com (right)‏
Presidential Greatness What qualities make a president great?
Presidential Greatness Vision, Pragmatism, Consensus Building, Charisma, Trustworthiness
The Vice-Presidency
The Vice-Presidency <ul><li>The only Constitutional Power of the Vice-President is the position of President of the Senate...
The Vice-Presidency <ul><li>Historically, presidents gave little power to their vice-presidents. </li></ul><ul><li>As such...
The Vice-Presidency “ . . . the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conc...
The Vice-Presidency “ Once there were two brothers. One went away to sea; the other was elected Vice-President of the Unit...
The Vice-Presidency “ . . . not worth a pitcher of warm piss.” John Nance Garner 32 nd Vice-President Image from wikip...
The Vice-Presidency <ul><li>“ . . . heartbeat away from the presidency” </li></ul>
The Vice-Presidency <ul><li>The increasing role of the </li></ul><ul><li>vice-president </li></ul>
Increasing Role of the Vice-President From wikipedia.org When Harry Truman became president upon the death of F. Roosevelt...
Increasing Role of the Vice-President Walter F. Mondale 42 nd Vice-President Al Gore 45 th Vice-President The Vice- Pres...
Increasing Role of the Vice-President <ul><li>Arguably the most powerful vice-president in U.S. history. Dick Chaney was o...
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Presidency Part 2

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  • 1. The Presidency (Part 2)‏ Michael P. Fix
  • 2. Models of Presidential Power
  • 3. Models of Presidential Power Whig Model President should take a passive approach to government policy, deferring to Congressional leadership. Images from www.wikipedia.org
  • 4. Models of Presidential Power Stewardship Model President should take an active approach, leading in both national politics and international affairs.
  • 5. Models of Presidential Power <ul><li>The Modern Presidency </li></ul>
  • 6. Barber’s Presidential Character Types Active-Positive Active-Negative Passive-Positive Passive-Negative
  • 7. Barber’s Presidential Character Types Active-Positive Images from www.wikipedia.org
  • 8. Barber’s Presidential Character Types Active-Negative Images from www.wikipedia.org
  • 9. Barber’s Presidential Character Types Passive-Positive Images from www.wikipedia.org
  • 10. Barber’s Presidential Character Types Passive-Negative Images from www.wikipedia.org
  • 11. Informal Presidential Powers
  • 12. Informal Presidential Powers <ul><li>Political Scientist Richard Neustadt argues that a president’s formal powers are relatively minor. A president’s real power lies in informal powers derived from personality and political skills. </li></ul>
  • 13. Informal Presidential Powers The Power to Persuade <ul><li>The resources of the president’s office makes available many tools to make persuasion effective: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The prestige of the office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal charm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of retaliation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bargaining ability </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Informal Powers of the President Going Public The emergence of radio and television has given presidents the ability to get their message directly to the American people.
  • 15. The President and Public Opinion
  • 16. Presidential Approval
  • 17. Presidential Approval Images from www.bluejacket.com (left) and www.cartoonstock.com (right)‏
  • 18. Presidential Greatness What qualities make a president great?
  • 19. Presidential Greatness Vision, Pragmatism, Consensus Building, Charisma, Trustworthiness
  • 20. The Vice-Presidency
  • 21. The Vice-Presidency <ul><li>The only Constitutional Power of the Vice-President is the position of President of the Senate. </li></ul><ul><li>All other responsibilities are at the president’s discretion. </li></ul>
  • 22. The Vice-Presidency <ul><li>Historically, presidents gave little power to their vice-presidents. </li></ul><ul><li>As such the office mostly consisted of ceremonial duties: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attending important funerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicating bridges and parks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presiding over the Senate on important occasions and when ties were expected </li></ul></ul>
  • 23. The Vice-Presidency “ . . . the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived” John Adams 1 st Vice-President Image from wikipedia.org
  • 24. The Vice-Presidency “ Once there were two brothers. One went away to sea; the other was elected Vice-President of the United States. And nothing was ever heard of either of them again” Thomas Marshall 28 th Vice-President Image from wikipedia.org
  • 25. The Vice-Presidency “ . . . not worth a pitcher of warm piss.” John Nance Garner 32 nd Vice-President Image from wikipedia.org
  • 26. The Vice-Presidency <ul><li>“ . . . heartbeat away from the presidency” </li></ul>
  • 27. The Vice-Presidency <ul><li>The increasing role of the </li></ul><ul><li>vice-president </li></ul>
  • 28. Increasing Role of the Vice-President From wikipedia.org When Harry Truman became president upon the death of F. Roosevelt, he knew nothing of the development of the Atomic Bomb.
  • 29. Increasing Role of the Vice-President Walter F. Mondale 42 nd Vice-President Al Gore 45 th Vice-President The Vice- President as part of the president’s inner circle
  • 30. Increasing Role of the Vice-President <ul><li>Arguably the most powerful vice-president in U.S. history. Dick Chaney was one of the closest advisors to President George W. Bush </li></ul>Dick Chaney 46 th Vice-President

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