Running Alone- And Together: Presidential Leadership In A Divided System
Author(s)Burns, James MacGregor
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On the morning of November 5, 1956, Democrats across America were in despair. Dwight Eisenhower had done it again. His first victory, in 1952, had been understandable—memories of his military leadership in World War II were still fresh. But after four years of his bumbling presidency, as the Democrats saw it, Americans should have been turning back to the party of Roosevelt and Truman. But they didn’t. Even worse, Ike had improved his 1952 margin over Adlai Stevenson, this time beating him by almost ten million votes. How could this happen?
Center for Public Leadership
Center for Public Leadership Working Paper Series;06-03
cpl, kennedy school, leadership, hks, president, divided, politics
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