Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)
Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:
- Option 1: Political scientists disagree on the exact causes of low representation of women in Congress. Why do you think there are so few women in Congress in comparison to men? How likely is it that these patterns of representation will dramatically change over your lifetime? For this discussion question, you will have to do some research online.
- Option 2: What characteristics do you think voters look for when choosing a president? Do you think voters choose the characteristics they are looking for depending on the socioeconomic and political environment – lack of jobs, riots, COVID-19, environmental concerns and other issues etc.? Explain your answer.
Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.
- Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
- Cite your sources when applicable (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
- APA format for in-text citations and list of references
Option 2: What characteristics do you think voters look for when choosing a president? Do you think voters choose the characteristics they are looking for depending on the socioeconomic and political environment – lack of jobs, riots, COVID-19, environmental concerns and other issues etc.? Explain your answer.
I think that most voters look for a trustworthy candidate, respectful, relative to the middle class, personable, and non-offensive. Over the past few years, I will be very honest to say that I am embarrassed by the political circus sideshow. This is our government, our future, our lives. It seems that the American public is a second thought in the life of pretty much any politician. I think back to the days of Ronald Regan and the standards that he upheld as our president. He was the people’s president. He was relatable. The socioeconomic status may not have been the same, but he had a way of connecting with the people. Theodore Roosevelt “argued that presidents are unique because only they are chosen by the entire nation. Presidents, he said, should help educate the citizen about government, interpret their true will, and faithfully respond to it” (Greenberg et al., 2020). I think that social media has directly affected the standards on which we base our lives and political involvement. In some respects, I believe that we have lowered our standards. I literally can’t believe that as professionals, politicians are allowed to behave in such a childlike manner. It is truly disgraceful. It says a lot when “Children no longer possess…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.