Selecting A President

Selecting A President

Book - 2012
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"Selecting a President explains the nuts and bolts of our presidential electoral system while drawing on rich historical anecdotes from past campaigns. Among the world's many democracies, U.S. presidential elections are unique, where presidential contenders embark on a grueling, spectacular two-year journey that begins in Iowa and New Hampshire, and ends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Modern presidential campaigns are a marked departure from the process envisioned by America's founders. Yet while they've evolved, many of the basic structures of our original electoral system remain in place--even as presidential elections have moved into the modern era with tools like Twitter and Facebook at their disposal--they must still compete in an election governed by rules and mechanisms conceived in the late eighteenth century. In this book, Clift and Spieler demonstrate that presidential campaigns are exciting, hugely important, disillusioning at times but also inspiring."--From dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250004499
Call Number: 324.973 CLIFT
Characteristics: 196 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Presidents -- United States -- Election.
Presidents -- United States -- Nomination.
Political campaigns -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
Additional Contributors: Spieler, Matthew


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Mar 08, 2018

This book provides an insider's view on how selecting a president works along with its successes and failures. It also mentions what the candidates do when the voting process has already begun and the trials and challenges that volunteers will have to go through when they are campaigning for their chosen candidate. It also presents that a lot of speeches must be given along the campaign trail. This book is a stepping stone for those who are interested in researching presidential campaigns.

SFPL_ExcelsiorLib Feb 11, 2016

A short and informative explanation of the process of presidential elections in the US recommended for anybody needing a refresher on this topic.


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