one way i can think of to reduce all the if statements are
the braces can be avoidedlthis way
cout<<endl<<"who do you want to see as president?";
do give your feedback
cin.ignore() can be replaced by getch().
just keep this in mind when you move forward and become a high performance server programmer one day...a series of nested if statements is faster than a switch statement. Compared to if, a switch statement is only faster if there are 100 or more conditions.