|British Premiers||US Presidents|
|Entered Parliament / Congress||Early, in 20s & 30s.||In middle age.
Recently, Govs w/out Cong experience.
|Experience in party posts||Experienced in several positions [below PM: PPS, junior ministers.]||Commonly not.
RWR & JEC had none. [But govs are executives.]
|Chosen by:||Peers: MPs in party
[until Labour in 1990s, electoral college.]
|Primary voters, not even all from party.|
|Length of campaign:||Short: 3 to 4 weeks; [manifestoes and candidates known long before.]||Extremely long and exhausting.|
|Rise inside or outside party:||Intra-party selection||Both internal and external.|
|After Anthony King [with additions]. Note: Euro-style nomination produced FDR and DDE -- but also WGH.|