Campaign For President

Author: David R. Runkel
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780865691940
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The 1988 Presidential campaign, considered by many to be one of the most negative in recent history, is candidly reviewed by the people involved. This book is a result of a campaign review conducted four weeks after the election by Harvard University's Institute of Politics, which brought together key decision makers of the campaigns of the 14 announced candidates along with a select group of leading election commentators and political journalists. The campaign officials tell why their candidate undertook the campaign, how they planned to win, how they assessed their strengths and weaknesses and their strategies for overcoming obstacles. The role of the press is reviewed by nationally respected journalists and reforms in the campaign process are suggested by the managers and the journalists.

Presidential Campaigns

Author: Paul F. Boller Jr.
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198037378
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Were presidential campaigns always as bitter as they have been in recent years? Or is the current style of campaigning a new political development? In this revised and updated edition of Presidential Campaigns the answers to these questions are clear: the race for the presidency, although at times mean and nasty, has always been an endlessly entertaining and highly-charged spectacle for the American public. This book unveils the whole history of American presidential elections, from the seamless ascent of General George Washington to the bitterly contested election of George W. Bush, bringing these boisterous contests to life in all their richness and complexity. In the old days, Boller shows, campaigns were much rowdier than they are today. Back in the nineteenth century, the invective at election time was exuberant and the mudslinging unrestrained; a candidate might be called everything from a carbuncle-faced old drunkard to a howling atheist. But there was plenty of fun and games, too, with songs and slogans, speeches and parades, all livening up the scene in order to get people to the polls.Presidential Campaigns takes note of the serious side of elections even as it documents the frenzy, frolic and the sleaze. Each chapter contains a brief essay describing an election and presenting "campaign highlights" that bring to life the quadrennial confrontation in all its shame and glory. With a postscript analyzing the major changes in the ways Americans have chosen their Presidents from Washington's time to the present, Presidential Campaigns gives the reader a full picture of this somewhat flawed procedure. For all of its shortcomings, though, this "great American shindig" is an essential part of the American democratic system and, for better or for worse, tells us much about ourselves.

Presidential Elections

Author: Nelson W. Polsby
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742554153
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Brimming with data and examples from the heated 2004 election, and laced with previews of 2008, the twelfth edition of this classic text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process from the earliest straw polls and fundraisers to final voter turnout and exit interviews. The comprehensive coverage includes campaign strategy, the sequence of electoral events, and the issues, all from the perspective of the various actors in the election process: voters, interest groups, political parties, the media, and the candidates themselves.

Campaign For President

Author: The Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442222484
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In this book, a distinguished group of presidential campaign staff, journalists, and political observers take us inside the 2012 race for the Republican nomination and general election, guiding us through each candidate's campaign from the time each candidate announced his or her intention to seek the presidency through the primaries, conventions, and up to election day. Meeting under the auspices of the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, the candid discussion allows us to learn about the motivations of each candidate, strategies they deployed, and lessons they learned. In addition, representatives from the major SUPERPACS share their strategies and evaluate their impact in an election characterized by unprecedented campaign spending. Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2012 is essential reading for anyone interested in the inner workings of national political campaigns.

Dirty Politics

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Traces the history of negative campaigning from the 1950s to the present, discussing advertising techniques and arguing for fair and substantive campaigns

Electing A President

Author: Bruce Buchanan
Editor:
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Party Politics In America

Author: Paul Allen Beck
Editor: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780673995780
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"Party Politics in America, now considerably revised and updated, is a longtime leading text on American political parties. Its coverage is comprehensive, including the American party system and its third parties and independents; all three parts of the parties (the party organizations, the party in the electorate, and the party in government); and the interaction among these parts, especially during election campaigns. Professor Beck integrates academic research on the parties with contemporary and historical examples of party politics in the U.S. The eighth edition incorporates new research and political events through the beginning of the 1996 presidential election campaign, employs more comparisons with other democratic party systems than before, and addresses directly the question of the changing role of the parties in American politics."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Quest For The Presidency 1992

Author: Peter Louis Goldman
Editor: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN:
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Examines the 1992 presidential election, revealing the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates, key moments in the campaign, and how the election reflected changes in the thinking of American voters