what are the constitutional powers of the President? Discuss the relationship between the president, the executive branch, and the other branches of government. In your analysis be sure to explain the relationship between the president and his/her cabinet and staff and the fact the president is usually considered a legislator too.
What informal means does a president use to augment his power? how and why is the president the symbolic leader of the nation? why is this important?
Political Scientist Richard Neustadt has suggested the key presidential success is the ability to bargain and persuade. do you agree? Discuss some of the successes and failures of modern presidents.