March 24, 2014
To: Future President of the United States
FR: Stephanie Darilus
DT: Tuesday, March 24, 2014
RE: Advice for when you served in office
As you may already know, being the President of the most powerful country in the world won’t be an easy task. It is one of the biggest and most important responsibility that you will undertake. As the president of the United States, you will be representing all the people of the nation as the Chief of State. The presidents has many plays many roles such as the Commander in Chief of the Military, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Head Legislator, and more. As president you will have to make decisions that affect the lives of all Americans and people all over the world. The Constitution defines well those roles. As mentioned in the constitution, you must make sure that all laws are fully executed.
When you take office in January 2017, you will be face with many difficult decisions. You will find a United States in decline facing with difficult challenges such as domestic and foreign challenges at all level. Over the past century, presidents have dealt with those challenges. Below are a few suggestions that will help you deal with different challenges you will encounter during your presidency.
THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE MEDIA
The media will play an important part of your presidency. It is one of the most important institution. In this age, all the presidency moves are being watch 24/7. The media will be what helps create an image that will last your entire presidency, because of this it may adversarial relationship between the press and you. You must be able to use the media in your favor and not against you. The president always need the press to deliver his messages to the public and the press need access to the president to be able to correctly deliver those message.
The president and the media always had a love-hate relationship. Here in United States, the reporters protects the public from the government by serving as watchdog. Both have different interests and goals. The presidents wants favorable approval, policy favorability and establish his historical legacy. However, the media wants information on the president conduct and positive rating from their editors. The media serves as liaison between the public and president, therefore president must have a great relationship with the media.
The white house coordinates the news, holds press conferences, interviews and more to encourage a positive image of the president and his policies. However, the white house cannot control all the information that goes to the public. The first amendment does not allow congress make law that prohibit the freedom of speech or the press. Yet, the government has attempt to place restriction on the press with the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, Espionage Act of 1917, and more. Many presidency has failed because of their relationship with the press....