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…
Civil War that killed 241 American servicemen, Reagan ordered U.S. forces to invade Grenada, code named Operation Urgent Fury; and 2. he escalated the Cold War and administered what would be known as the “Reagan Doctrine.”
During Reagan’s second Presidential campaign, he became the first American President to open an Olympic Games held in the United States; and he also won 49 of 50 states, receiving a record 525 electoral votes, the most of any candidate in United States history. The Space Shuttle…
Throughout the 20 and 21st centuries, television has made a huge impact on society. One of the events that it influenced is presidential elections.By the nation having favorites, this could lead to networks making one of the candidates look bad. These issues often lead to the media getting involved by stating personal information that gets out into the society. We see on our screens well dressed men who look presentable but sometimes, these "looks" may not be concrete and could be deceiving which…
Presidential Debate Extra Credit
Analyzing the presidential debate, the two candidates continue to attack each other in multiple ways. First, each candidate go over the time limit to speak their mind according to an issue. When the time limit of a certain topic is over, the contending candidate continues to blow out the moderator and speak their mind. Governor Romney provides an excellent example of interrupting the moderator by speaking his opinion regardless of the time frame. Upon analysis…
Presidential Election ( a mythmaking championship)
America is divided . If a Democrat is elected the U.S President, he has to offer his Рepublican opponent the VP Office – that’s the only way we can unite the nation. (My 2012 presidential election message).
1.1 How a President is Nominated and Elected
The national conventions of both major parties are held during the summer of a presidential election year. Earlier,each party selects delegates…
Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Abraham’s father was a pioneer. Abraham also has two other siblings which were his older sister Sarah and younger brother Thomas. Sad thing is that Abraham had lost his brother at a young age due to infancy. The Lincolns ended up having to move from Hardin County to Perry County, Indiana due to land disputes. Once the family moved that…
Gov & Cit
May 15, 2013
As americans, we elect have the privilege to elect a president into office and and that person we elect into office is going to stay there, as long as he isn’t breaking any rules, whether he is moral or not. We see this with two presidents off the top of our head, Bill Clinton, and John F. Kennedy. Both of which did things that opposed of morals of many americans although were considered good if not great presidents of their…
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…
President Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States. He was elected on
November 4, 2008 and sworn in on January 20, 2009. He has shown everyone his capabilities with every aspects that came to his actions. Handling the economy, foreign policy and climate changes allows the people to judge his performance while seating in the President’s sit. Though many people dislike President Obama, they are blinded and does not see he had made positive changes, he is looking…
home. The history of presidency goes all the way back to the beginning of this nation. If living in the shadow of these predecessors is not difficult enough, then the constant criticism of the people around the world definitely takes its toll. The presidential election is held on the first Tuesday that follows a Monday in November. To become the president of the United States one must endure a long, relentless battle. The campaign for the next election begins at least a year in advance. Gobs of money…
How Significant are Presidential TV Debates in a Presidential Election?
Televised debates have become an important aspect of every presidential election. The first general election presidential debate was held on September 26, 1960, between Democratic nominee U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee. There are, however, suggestions that actually these TV debates hold absolutely no significance in terms of changing the outcome for the candidates. This…