Ready to Lead on Day One: Predicting Presidential Greatness from Political Experience

@article{Balz2010ReadyTL,
  title={Ready to Lead on Day One: Predicting Presidential Greatness from Political Experience},
  author={John P. Balz},
  journal={PS Political Science & Politics},
  year={2010},
  volume={43},
  pages={487-492}
}
  • John P. Balz
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • PS Political Science & Politics
  • Presidential candidates frequently tout their political experience on the campaign trail, telling voters that it has prepared them to deal with complex problems, make weighty decisions, and show leadership. The value of that argument was put to the test in the 2008 presidential campaign by Hillary Clinton against her opponent, Barack Obama. This paper uses a multilevel model to analyze the value of national and state political experience on overall presidential greatness, as judged by seven… CONTINUE READING
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