Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 799 items :

  • "presidential candidate" x
Clear All
Early Cinema’s Incarnations
US Presidential Elections of the 1890s
Polemics and Perspectives on Election 2000
Health and Politics in the Oval Office

.8 Partisanship, Ideology, and Past Voting Behavior of Tea Party Supporters, 2010 / 229 Figures 6.1 Obama/Joker socialism poster / 165 8.1 Average Conservatism by Decade of Republican Identifi ers / 199 8.2 Average Feeling Thermometer Rating of Democratic Presidential Candidate by Decade among Republican Identifi ers / 200 6480017_FM0001.indd viii 16/05/12 7:30 AM

in Steep

individual as Wang Hai- ling, but a mainland Chinese as Wang Hailing. Because romanization practices in Tai- wan do not consistently observe the standards of one par tic u lar system, I do my best to follow typical conventions when rendering Taiwanese names in Mandarin. For both Taiwanese and mainland Chinese, I follow local naming practices and put the surname fi rst, followed by the personal name. I employ pseudonyms throughout the book to protect individual identi- ties. Th e only exceptions are cases where I refer to elected politicians (legisla- tors, presidential

presidential elections were adopted. Both changes had the ef- fect of strengthening presidential candidates and weakening those in the political system with claims on them, particularly party leaders. At the same time, television and increased use of advertising, survey research, direct mail, and other mass marketing devices were changing the nature of presidential campaigning. Taken together, the new cam- paign techniques and the new election rules made it inevitable that presi- dential candidates would focus their efforts at persuasion on the voters, rather than

of the House and the Senate.4 If no candidate wins a majority of the electoral votes, then the House, voting by state, chooses a president from among the top three can- didates. Originally, the presidential candidate with the second highest number of electoral votes became the vice president. The development of political parties made that system problematic, as the election of 1800 dem- onstrated. The Twelfth Amendment separated the ballots for president and THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE 373 vice president. The Senate chooses the vice president from the top two candidates

convention contained this prophetic statement: "i THINK WE M A Y PRESIDE A T THE HISTORIC BIRTH OF THE PROGRESSIVE P A R T Y . " 1 4 Colonel Roosevelt had decided to attend the Republi- can convention at Chicago in 1912, thereby breaking the precedent that a presidential candidate did not show his face at a convention until after nomination. Heightening the jubilee atmosphere, this announcement provoked the distribution of 100,000 handbills declaring that Roosevelt would walk on the waters of Lake Michigan at 7:30 Mon- day evening. The streets were packed when he

should pre- side at such an important event. Willcox had not wished to interfere in a matter of "local" concern, but had wired both men that he thought it proper for a distinguished governor, supporting the presidential candidate, to preside at one of the meetings. Crocker and Keesling opposed the idea of Johnson in- troducing Hughes on the alleged grounds that he was running for office. Since the primaries were so near, they deemed it unfair to give one senatorial candidate any publicity advantage. Keesling wrote Rowell on August 8 that the latter