Budget Deals in Election Years: Obama's Technique for Negotiating Compromise
School of Communications
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Presidents always struggle with party politics in debates over the budget. Second-term presidents face an especially difficult challenge navigating money talks during midterms when congressional electioneering is in force. This paper reviews President Obama's political capital and rhetorical technique as key tools used to manage budget disputes during the election season.
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Leek, Danielle, "Budget Deals in Election Years: Obama's Technique for Negotiating Compromise" (2015). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 537.