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Portrait of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hillary’s first 100 days

  • Most U.S. presidents have had a hard time matching FDR’s fast start
  • Hillary Clinton’s prospects hinge on Democrats winning control of the Senate
  • The legislative window of a Clinton presidency would close quickly

It may be a superficial yardstick, but measuring the effectiveness of American presidents by their first 100 days in office has become standard practice – a precedent inherited from the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945). For better or worse, every new chief executive since FDR has been judged in this way.

It is generally conceded that the presidents need to act quickly, while their mandate is fresh. Early success can extend the “honeymoon” phase of a presidency – that period of goodwill when the opposition and new administration are still sizing each other up and battle lines have not yet been firmly drawn. Hillary Clinton’s recent “down-ballot” campaign strategy can be understood along these lines; as an attempt to influence the composition of Congress and thus strengthen her mandate.

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 Edwina Rogers
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  • Most U.S. presidents have had a hard time matching FDR’s fast start
  • Hillary Clinton’s prospects hinge on Democrats winning control of the Senate
  • The legislative window of a Clinton presidency would close quickly
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  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
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