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Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

George C., III Edwards


Millions of Americans—including many experienced politicians—viewed Barack Obama through a prism of high expectations, based on a belief in the power of presidential persuasion. Yet many who were inspired by candidate Obama were disappointed in what he was able to accomplish once in the White House. They could not understand why he often was unable to leverage his position and political skills to move the public and Congress to support his initiatives. This book explains why Obama had such difficulty bringing about the change he promised, and challenges the conventional wisdom about presidenti ... More

Keywords: presidential leadership, presidency, presidential success, persuasion, Congress, White House, Barack Obama, expectations, power, strategic position

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691170374
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George C., III Edwards, author
Texas A&M University