Originally posted by filosophia
Originally posted by kro32
President's should never engage individual members of Congress as it weakens their position. They are supposed to be above that and I think Obama has
learned from things like the Harvard scandel or calling out the Supreme Court on live television.
He would not be presidential if he engaged Ron Paul directly.
actually the Executive and Legislative should be on the same level, not one above the other. Where did you study American government to say such a
edit on 2-6-2011 by filosophia because: (no reason given)
I'm actually working on my degree in Political Science lol. I may not have spoken clearly enough so let me elaborate. Executive and Legislative
should be on the same level of course but the Office of the President should not engage directly with individuals as that is not the job of the
This is what the senate and the house do....engage in direct debates. The President's role is to set the direction of policy and guide people in the
direction he thinks best. For him to start engaging in direct debate get's him bogged down and unfocused on the larger picture overall.
The President is supposed to be the leader of the nation as a whole and while he should campaign for his ideas he should not get into back and
forth's with people over particular issues.