Psychological Reflections on Barack Obama and John McCain: Assessing the Contours of a New Presidential Administration

Author
Stanley A. Renshon
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
123
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Fall 2008
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
On 20 January 2009, either Barack Obama or John McCain will place his hand on a bible, swear to uphold and defend the Constitution, and become the forty-fourth president of the United States. The new president will immediately become responsible for the issues on which he campaigned, those that he ignored but for which he will nonetheless be held accountable, and all those unanticipated issues for which he will also be expected to devise solutions.
Political Geography
United States, Washington