Drawn to power? Meet the President of the United States of America and greet the leader of the free world.
You will need
- Athletic prowess
- Policy expertise
- Foreign connections
- Fundraising ability
- Presidential agenda (optional)
Step 1 Be a winner Develop your athletic prowess. First, make the roster of a professional sports franchise or the U.S. Olympic team. Then, lead your team to a championship and enjoy a trip to the White House.
Step 2 Show your heroism Capture the public’s attention with an incredible act of kindness and bravery. Or find a solution to a national or international crisis.
Have your achievement coincide with the President’s political agenda to increase your chances of a meeting.
Step 3 Be a policy wonk Become an expert in your field, and develop so much influence that the President of the United States will seek your advice before acting on legislation.
Step 4 Represent a foreign land Have citizenship abroad? Rise to become your homeland’s ambassador to the United States, and meet with the President to receive your credentials.
Make sure your homeland has diplomatic relations with the U.S. before pursuing an ambassadorship.
Step 5 Make a donation Become a fundraiser for the President’s political party. Secure donations until the Chief Executive feels they can’t ignore your invitations to meet without risking their campaign funding.
Step 6 Let your vote count Move to a sparsely populated state with a prominent role in the national primaries and meet the future President as they talk with voters and sample local delicacies.
There are no White House recordings of the famous meeting between President Nixon and Elvis Presley because it took place before the taping system was installed.