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Each 4 years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard college convenes a amazing accumulating of crusade managers, media commentators, and political observers to mirror on presidential crusade options from the earliest primaries via Election Day. the result's a booklet, and the 2008 election version is released for common audiences in addition to collage school rooms and crusade and media pros.
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Shea and F. Christopher Arterton Few areas of American politics have changed as dramatically in recent times as the way in which we choose public officials. Students of politics and political communications are struggling to keep abreast of these developments—and the 2000 and 2004 elections only fed the confusion and concern. Campaigning American Style is a new series of books devoted to both the theory and practice of American electoral politics. It offers high-quality work on the conduct of new-style electioneering and how it is transforming our electoral system.
RICK DAVIS: No, it’s been good. The last five weeks had no investigations, nothing. 5 We ran a totally different campaign in 2000 and it lost, so the idea was, we like running campaigns, John McCain is a great candidate, he loves being on the campaign trail, but we would much prefer to win this time. The win quotient was probably the strongest motivator for our design and strategy. Therefore, we looked at the Bush successes in both 2000 and 2004. We believed bigger was better and we designed the campaign to start early.
Amanda Fuchs Miller 1 The Decision to Run for President BILL PURCELL: It is my very special privilege and pleasure to welcome each and every one of you here today to what is our tenth such event, Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2008. These proceedings began in 1972 and have run every four years since. It’s my pleasure to introduce Rick Berke, the assistant managing editor of the New York Times. Rick serves as a member of our Senior Advisory Committee and, in the spring of 1997, was a fellow at the Institute of Politics.