5 pages in length. There is little that modern presidents do not and will not employ as a means by which to better their political vantage point. With the likes of political bargaining and going public, the power that presidents of today have indicates an ever-growing perpetuation toward clever maneuvers and downright manipulation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
going public, the power that presidents of today have indicates an ever-growing perpetuation toward clever maneuvers and downright manipulation. The last half of
the nineteenth century was a time of significant political growing pangs. As a means by which to address the concerns that had sprouted up throughout the previous decades, the
countrys officials decided to implement what was termed political machines: a "well-oiled" (Troy, 1997, p. 14) operation that, some feel, took advantage of immigrant labor workers and the rest of
America. While these political machines were initially created in order for politicians to gain a more solid voter following, it also served to undermine the very integrity upon which
America had been established. Critics contend that by "going public," the only people who stood to benefit were the ones who held a significantly higher social status.
"Going public" has gained in popularity ever since the advent of acquiring the publics thoughts through opinion polls, and nowhere else could this information be
put to use than by way of media coverage. The media have a significant impact with regard to the socially psychological aspect of the presidential office, inasmuch as media
influence is fundamentally based upon the element of perception. Contemporary presidents must have a certain charisma -- a public charm -- in order to become a media doll.
He must play to the media and coddle them in order to be placed within the best light and, thereby, appear to favorably appeal to his constituency.
Throughout history, the political approval rating has been reflective of current events and how well the people believe their country is being run. Opinion polls