Eager to get some of my initial questions answered, I begun to research “what does it take to become a U.S. president?”. I wanted to learn about the requirements one must meet to run for presidency. As I researched through articles in ABC-Clio and World Book, I learned that in order to become president, one must qualify as an eligible candidate. One interested in running for presidency must be a U.S. natural born citizen of at least thirty-five years of age that has been a permanent resident of the U.S. for a minimum of fourteen years. If one meets these three main requirements, they are eligible to run in the presidential race. Before launching a campaign, a presidential candidate must make sure they have the means to run a successful campaign. When campaigning, one needs to attend protests and host seminars, hire workers, have access to money in order to advertise. By running a strong, organized campaign, a presidential elect can gain support and allegiance from other members of the public. After being 100% sure you want to run for presidency, all running presidential candidates must declare their candidacy, select a running mate, and enter the race. Another component of presidency that must be considered is that the chances are that one’s campaign most likely will not be successful. There are many personal sacrifices that come along with running a campaign and one must ask themselves if they are willing to put themselves through such a mentally, physically, and emotionally draining process that could be all for naught.
Another important thing that a person needs to do in order to become president is making sure one hires intelligent people to help run a strong, successful campaign. Campaign assistants need to be knowledgeable, experienced, and most importantly good at running a campaign. With the right supporting cast, running a strong campaign can be a piece of cake. Some of the things that these specific people will need to take care of are to help write speeches, raise money to keep the campaign alive, find other qualified people to help with the campaign, make the candidate look more appealing, and many other important jobs. Another way to help gain popularity while campaigning is to get the help of celebrities. Trump had many celebrity supporters including Terrell Owens, Mike Tyson, and Mike Ditka. Many people believe the mass celebrity support is a big reason why Trump won.