Custom set by George Washington
The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Secretary of State
Governor of New York
Majority Leader of the Senate
Speaker of the House
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Maker of International Treaties.
Appoints the U.S. Delegate to the United Nations.
The people of the United States.
All three branches of government work together.
A third party candidate has won the presidency one time.
A third party candidate has never been on the national ticket.
A third party candidate has served as a "spoiler" in the Presidential Election.
Only two parties are allowed to run for President at one time.
The bill is effectively vetoed with no chance of an override.
The Congress can override the veto during the next session.
The bill becomes law without his signature.
The Speaker of the House can sign the bill.
The people get to vote on his choices.
The American Bar Association must endorse candidates.
He must choose a person from his own party.
The Senate must consent to the appointment.
Commander in Chief
Conventions have become deliberative bodies as specified by the Constitution.
The party platform is no longer developed at the convention.
Conventions play a smaller role in promoting party unity.
The primaries largely determine who will be nominated before the convention convenes
The electors represent the desire of the voters.
The electors use their own wisdom regarding whom to vote for.
The electors should honor the wishes of the people.
The electors are bound by the choice of the electorate.