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In this crucial and well timed quantity, Dennis W. Johnson has assembled a good staff of political technology and political journalism students and veteran crusade specialists to ascertain the main intriguing presidential crusade in reminiscence. Campaigning for President 2008 makes a speciality of the thoughts and strategies utilized by the presidential applicants, the hot voices and new concepts used to generate aid and convince electorate, and the actions of out of doors pursuits attempting to impression the end result. The skilled crew of individuals clarify how Obama triumphed within the primaries and the way Clinton fell brief; and the way McCain got here again from the politically useless. during this interesting account, the authors research the bright strikes, the error and miscalculations, and the tug of forces over which neither crusade had control.

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8 percent). See Shankar Vedantam, “The Obama Effect,” Washington Post, September 1, 2008, A02. umd. pdf (accessed January 1, 2009). com/ nielsenwire/category/politics/ (accessed January 1, 2009). “The Economy and the Election,” Washington Post, September 25, 2007, A11. Ibid. Robert G. Kaiser, “The Debates: No Drama but a Dramatic Effect,” Washington Post, October 31, 2008, C1. , C5. poll/ (accessed January 1, 2009). categoryid=1064&cs=1 (accessed January 1, 2009). Jose Antonio Vargas, “Obama’s Wide Web,” Washington Post, August 20, 2008, C1.

But this created howls from Palin supporters, demanding an apology, and determined to show that Obama was a sexist. The Palin image soon slipped, however. Her critics immediately pointed out that she was unknown and untested in national affairs, had little political experience, and, frankly, was a lightweight. The dramatic financial meltdown wiped away any relevancy of lipstick on pigs, and in an attempt to limit media access to Palin, McCain operatives tightly controlled her interview schedule.

Clinton’s fundraising relied primarily on an established network of givers who could contribute the maximum allowed by law—$2,300 per individual. ”4 States that felt bypassed by presidential campaigns in the past have been moving to the front end of the calendar for decades, and the 2008 calendar was the most heavily frontloaded in Democratic Party history. 5 This intense frontloading meant that there would be a de facto national primary on February 5, “Super Tuesday,” the first day that states which did not receive an exemption could hold a delegate selection event.

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