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.


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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