Selecting a president / Eleanor Clift and Matthew Spieler.
- ISBN: 9781250004499 (hardback)
- ISBN: 1250004497 (hardback)
- Description: 196 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
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|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Middlesex - Bedford Campus||Stacks||JK528.C55 2012 (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Contents Note:|| The presidential election year : a snapshot -- The primaries -- The conventions : clinching the nomination -- The general election -- Election day -- Inauguration day -- The Presidential Oath of Office -- Past presidential elections -- Speeches in presidential campaigns.
|Summary:|| "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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