Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Presidential Transitions after an Election


Mack McLarty, former White House Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton, talked about the process of transition after an election, and the president-elect moving from the mindset of daily campaigning to one of governance.

5 minutes

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to Mr. McLarty, what is the hallmark of a successful transition?
  • According to Mr. McLarty, what are some of the challenges of filling a new Administration's cabinet positions?
  • Mr. McLarty also notes one other major factor in moving the first 100 days of an Administration in the right direction. What is it and why does he suggest this is important?



  • Coalition
  • Governance
  • Pivot
  • Presidential Cabinet
  • Rapport


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