Winning the White House 2008

Author: Frank Newport
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438126875
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Provides a month-by-month account of the 2008 election of Barack Obama's historic victory, including over 1000 poll results showing how the issues affect public opinion.

History of American Presidential Elections 1789 2008 1872 1940

Author: Gil Troy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816082209
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Presidential elections are the centerpiece of American democracy. Prior to the election of George Washington in 1789, no country had ever peacefully transferred power in a national election. Today, we often take this for granted, as American elections have become a model for the entire world. For more than 200 years, candidates have campaigned for the highest office in the land, debating the major issues facing the country, capturing the attention of voters, and reflecting the will of the people."--Page 4 of cover.

History of American Presidential Elections 1789 2008 1944 2008

Author: Gil Troy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816082209
Format: PDF
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"Presidential elections are the centerpiece of American democracy. Prior to the election of George Washington in 1789, no country had ever peacefully transferred power in a national election. Today, we often take this for granted, as American elections have become a model for the entire world. For more than 200 years, candidates have campaigned for the highest office in the land, debating the major issues facing the country, capturing the attention of voters, and reflecting the will of the people."--Page 4 of cover.

Running for President 1900 1992

Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
ISBN: 9780133033632
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Looks at each campaign and its slogans and memorabilia

Out of Touch

Author: Michael J. Towle
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585442737
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Out of Touch: The Presidency and Public Opinion compares the changes in the ways the Truman, Johnson, and Carter administrations looked at and understood public opinion as their popularity declined. Moving beyond the idiosyncrasies of individual presidents through comparative archival research, Michael J. Towle suggests that administrations behave in ways analogous to the staffs of winning and losing candidates. They self-congratulate during popular times and engage in rationalization and cognitive dissonance during unpopular times. As a result, they are more open to public opinion when they are popular and more dismissive of it when they are unpopular. For the three cases observed, growing out of touch did not cause declining public support, but rather declining support led to the phenomenon of growing out of touch. Relying on extensive use of material from presidential archives, Towle examines how these administrations altered their interpretation of public opinion and how their motivations to consider public opinion changed over their terms. He concludes that the modern presidential need for public support interferes with the ability of administrations to be responsive to public opinion.

Communication in the 2008 U S Election

Author: Mitchell S. McKinney
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433109881
Format: PDF, ePub
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The 2008 U.S. election was arguably the most important election of our lifetime: the first African American president was elected to office; the candidacy of Sarah Palin marked only the second time that a major party ticket included a female; and the electoral performance of young citizens – digital natives, greatly attracted by digital media – signaled the highest turnout in a long time.Taking all these issues into consideration, this book offers a landmark examination of the 2008 election from a global perspective, with emphasis on the wide range of digital media utilized by the campaigners and how campaign communication influenced young citizens. The authors argue that the use of digital technologies in the campaign, and the success of Barack Obama in attracting young voters to his cause, provides an excellent case study – perhaps something of a turning point in campaign communication – for carefully examining the emerging role of digital political media, and a continuing renewal in young citizens’ electoral engagement. The wide-ranging contributions to this volume provide a comprehensive examination of a historic political campaign and election. The book’s findings offer revealing answers regarding the content and effects of various forms of political campaign communication, and raise questions and possibilities for future research.

History of American Presidential Elections 1789 1968 1789 1824

Author: William P. Hansen
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications
ISBN: 9780877544913
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Provides a comprehensive history, written by prominent historians and political scientists. Records the circumstances of such elections, and whatever had an appreciable influence upon the result.