Essay On Becoming President

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Being president of the United States is a very public job and effects many different people. Becoming president is a very difficult task, and there is no such thing as the perfect candidate. The presidency is a very prestigious role in this great nation. Having such a public role in government can be a good thing, but it can be very dangerous. There are many factors that shape the perceptions of the presidency like each candidate’s views on trivial topics, a candidate’s economic plan, and a candidate’s relatability to the people of the United States. A candidate’s life before becoming president also has a role in weather the people of the United States vote for that candidate or not. It is impossible to have the support of every American …show more content…
Knowing each candidate’s views on the trivial topics is a great way to be an informed voter. Being an informed voter is crucial to the decision making process of picking a candidate to vote for. Economic plans of each candidate also contribute to the public’s perception of the presidency. Political parties come into play here, for democrats want to use government funding to help the people while republicans are more conservative with the tax payer’s money. Some citizens vote on an entirely based on what political part the candidate belongs to. A large contributing factor of the people, when deciding who to support during a presidential race, is the candidate’s relatability to the people. Knowing the prior life and accomplishments of each candidate before running for president helps the people of the United States to understand the candidates on a deeper level. The popular opinion of a candidate does not always play a factor in the way citizens vote, for example Hillary Clinton is known for her email scandal, but many citizens still support her. Some may believe her other qualities outweigh the popular opinions about her, but many will not vote for her because of this. Public perceptions of the presidential candidates, and once elected president, can be shaped by each of the stated

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