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Vice Presidents are a heartbeat from the Oval Office, but matter very little.

Leeper, Thomas J. (2016) Vice Presidents are a heartbeat from the Oval Office, but matter very little. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (05 Oct 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Last night Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Indiana Governor Mike Pence met in the only vice-presidential debate of the 2016 election. But how important are vice-presidents and vice-presidential debates? Thomas Leeper argues that neither are of much consequence during elections and as part of presidential administrations. While the position can often be a stepping stone to the presidency, he writes, it has little budget and no formal powers – an irrelevance that is baked into how the office was defined by the Constitution.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 11:07
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68431

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