Meet Hillary Clinton, a determined woman trying to make history, in becoming the first woman president. She has been in politics for over twenty years and will fight until the end. Meet Barack Obama, a young black man also looking to make history and is often described as a "rising star" within the Democratic Party. He has been in politics for about ten years and is still in the race, even though he has been the underdog. They are the only candidates with a chance to win the Democratic nomination. A decision must be made on which candidate is the right choice after reviewing a few similarities and differences. One of the similarities is the “No Child Left Behind,” Act of 2001 created by the Bush administration has failed to be a success. The candidates agree that it was not a properly funded, nor enforced by the Department of Education, and a change needs to be made. They both voted “Yes” on giving fifty-two million dollars for “21st century community learning centers” and five billion dollars for grants to local educational agencies. They sent their kids to private schools, but want good schools for all children. Clinton and Obama have said parents are a key to the success of their children and should be more involved in their schooling. Barack Obama endorsed merit pay at a meeting of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers’ union, so long as the measure of merit is “developed with teachers, not imposed on them and not based on some arbitrary test score.” Hillary Clinton says she does not support merit pay for individual teachers but does advocate performance-based pay on a school wide basis (Wallis 30). Education has always been a concern, but the hot topic for the candidates today is bringing an end to the “Iraq War.” The American people are tired of this war, soldiers coming home in caskets and disfigured soldiers. Barack Obama has opposed this war from the start, even when he was not part of the Senate. He stated the war would lead to "an occupation of undetermined length, with undetermined costs and undetermined consequences” (Obama'08). Hillary on the other hand voted for a measure entitled “A Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.” She claims she did not believe her vote was a mistake, but puts the blame on someone else, because she was misled. They both want to end the war now, but neither can promise to have all the troops home by the end of their first term. The candidates agree that some troops will have to remain to protect the U.S. embassy and diplomats, but no permanent bases will be built in Iraq. Many Americans are also concerned with the issue of marriage and keeping it sacred. The Bible clearly states that from the beginning of creation, God created them male and female. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). Barack Obama claims to be a Christian and Hillary Clinton
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Chapter 9 Outline
The Nomination Game
A nomination is a party’s official endorsement of a candidate for office
Campaign strategy is the way in which candidates attempt to manipulate each of the elements to achieve the nomination
Deciding to Run
Not every politician wants to run for president
Campaigns have become more physically and emotionally taxing than ever
In most advanced industrialized countries, campaigns last…
demonstrations also known as “May Day”
1. America was anxiously afraid as the day approached
a) His predictions had no evidence
(1) Palmer’s standing began to decline rapidly
(2) People believed he made the “May Day” plan up to gain democratic presidential nominations
III.The Red Scare Ended
A. The Red Scare ended in the mid- 1920’s
April, 16th 2013
I.Leading Up To the Red Scare
A. Communism in America during 1920’s
1. “Reds” was the name given to the Russians because of…
Progressive Era, Americans faced the challenge of choosing between four strong candidates of the election of 1912. Each candidate held concrete platforms that would have different effects on progressivism. Americans could chose the conservative presidential incumbent William Howard Taft(R), the New Jersey governor Woodrow Wilson (D), the long-time fighter for social reform-Eugene V. Debs (S), or the former president Theodore Roosevelt of the newly formed Bull Moose Party (Progressive Party). Through…
Nominations and Campaigns
The Nomination Game
The official endorsement of a candidate for office by a political party.
Generally, success requires momentum, money, and media attention.
The master plan candidates lay out to guide their electoral campaign.
Competing for Delegates
The Caucus Road
Caucus: Meetings of state party leaders. Used to select delegates.
Now organized like a pyramid from local precincts to the state’s convention.
Not used by many states…
have been approved by the senate and nominated by the president – The sole reason why it is seen to be political? Currently Obama has made two successful appointments of Sonya Sotomayor in 2006 and Elena Kagan in 2010 and hoping to make his third nomination Sri Srinivasan in the coming months. The supreme court can be considered to have turned into a political institution rather than a judicial one because of its activism in high profile political cases which have divided views between the two major…
lay down new rules for Wall Street and the banking industry, and rescue the US auto industry from collapse.
Later, he and the Democrats overturned a two-decade-old law banning openly gay Americans from serving in the US military. Wielding his presidential authority, Mr Obama also acted without the consent of Congress to grant temporary legal status to some young illegal immigrants brought to the US as children.
Mr Obama despatched a team of commandos to kill Osama Bin Laden, brought the US war…
Party identification becomes somewhat formalized when a person runs for partisan office. In most states, this means declaring oneself a candidate for the nomination of a particular party and intent to enter that party's primary election for an office. A party committee may choose to endorse one or another of those who is seeking the nomination, but in the end the choice is up to those who choose to vote in the primary, and it is often difficult to tell who is going to do the voting.
where he worked as a law professor at the University of Arkansas. In 1974, Clinton, a Democrat, ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives but lost to his Republican opponent.
Bill Clinton: Family, Arkansas Political Career and First Presidential Campaign
On October 11, 1975, Clinton and Rodham were married in a small ceremony at their house in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The following year, Bill Clinton was elected attorney general of Arkansas. In 1978, he was elected governor of the state…
parties meet to select their presidential and vice presidential candidates as well as to write a party platform. In 2012 Republicans held their conventions at Tempa, Florida 27th-30th August, whereas Democrats held theirs at Charlotte, North Carolina 4th-6th September.
In the pre-reform days, delegates would meet in the convention hall and make up their mind then on who to choose as the party’s presidential candidate. However, now the conventions choose the party’s presidential candidate in a roll-call…
moderate-liberal factions. Former Vice-President Richard Nixon, who had been beaten by Kennedy in the extremely close 1960 presidential election, decided not to run. Nixon, a moderate with ties to both wings of the GOP, had been able to unite the factions in 1960; in his absence the way was clear for the two factions to engage in an all-out political civil war for the nomination. Barry Goldwater, a Senator from Arizona, was the champion of the conservatives. The conservatives had historically been…