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Overreach Leadership in the Obama Presidency

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ISBN-10: 0691163316

ISBN-13: 9780691163314

Edition: 2012

Authors: George C. Edwards, George C. Edwards

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When Barack Obama became president, many Americans embraced him as a transformational leader who would fundamentally change the politics and policy of the country. Yet, two years into his administration, the public resisted his calls for support and Congress was deadlocked over many of his major policy proposals. How could this capable new president have difficulty attaining his goals? Did he lack tactical skills?In "Overreach," respected presidential scholar George Edwards argues that the problem was strategic, not tactical. He finds that in President Obama's first two years in office, Obama governed on the premise that he could create opportunities for change by persuading the public and…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 6/23/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.17" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

George C. Edwards III is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University. His many books include "The Strategic President." He is the editor of "Presidential Studies Quarterly."