Strengths And Weaknesses Of Being A Political President

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Issue: As a Democratic Party candidate seeking to win a third consecutive win for the party, you are facing unique challenges and concerns in addition to the usual struggles faced by nominees at this point in the campaign process. This being so, you must take into account factors such as President Obama’s influence on your election and the importance of states and geographical areas such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Virginia. You must also understand your personal strengths and weaknesses, know your key messages and issues, and you must allocate your resources in order to win in the Electoral College. Understanding these key issues will greatly increase your chances of becoming the 45th President of the United States, and I am here …show more content…
In the first Democratic debate of 2015, you were critiqued harshly on your monotone speaking style and your seeming lack of passion. Your statements came off as cold and calculating instead of passionate and like you truly care about them and the people affected. This election year is different from recent cycles; our key players - Trump, Clinton, Sanders - are all extremely passionate and well known. With the success of Trump in Republican polls, it is clear that Americans are looking for someone who is incredibly passionate and who is not afraid of being politically incorrect if the occasion calls for it. Your previous public service record and recent speeches further show a tendency to become too technical when dealing with the public. When recently discussing marriage reforms and immigration reforms you got passed in Maryland as Governor at a rally you dove into facts and the economic logic behind making decisions instead of appealing to public emotion (MacGillis, 2013). This shows a weakness in your ability to read a crowd, your reasons may be sound but when they crowd is excited they don’t want facts, they want feelings. Your final major weakness is having next to no experience in dealing with foreign policy. Having never served in Congress or in a foreign aid position your ability to decide foreign policy …show more content…
Many loyal party voters feel as if Obama did not do enough to change the nation, especially when dealing with issues such as legalization of marijuana and immigration reform. These unhappy voters may vote move their vote to a third party or they may not show up at all, vastly weakening your chances of getting elected. His approval ratings are currently lower than most presidents usually have at this point in their term, at just 49% instead of the usual 53% (Presidential Approval Ratings, 2015). This is a small difference though, and there is time for this rating to change depending on the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling on immigration reform, economic variables, and how conflicts in the Middle East play out over the next few

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