A Gut-Check Warning for the Next President

Former White House advisers say it is hard to predict how a new president will respond under pressure.

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The new president also should move as quickly as possible to start an orderly transition to power, the chiefs agreed. Their consensus was that it's important to have a clear plan for the first 100 or 200 days, because that's when a freshly victorious president has the maximum influence with Congress and the American people.

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