Transitions & Honeymoons . Transitions and Honeymoons. The Transition Period: Election Day to Inauguration Day What difference does the transition make? What makes a transition more successful? How should we think about presidential honeymoons? Does a president always have a honeymoon?.
“Campaigning is about sharpening differences and making promises. And governing is about fulfilling promises and making the system work.”
“In a campaign you make promises to everybody, and you don’t really have to make choices among the promises…But when you’re governing, and the budget comes up, you’ve got to make a choice.”