Interest groups, political parties, campaigns and elections
The articles I chose are “ In Ky. town, fear that United States is being destroyed” and “looking ahead for the 2012 race this articles talk about the political parties doing what they can to get votes to win elections for this November 2 and 2012 elections. I chose these articles because they really show what political parties are capable of doing and how interest groups play a major role when it comes to campaigns and elections and making good or bad advertisement about a certain party.
Interest groups, political parties, campaigns and elections are complementary of each other and with out one of them the other wouldn’t be the same. What are interest groups? An interest group is an organized group of individuals who share common objectives and who actively attempt to influence policymakers in all three branches of the government and at all levels. Encompassing primarily corporations, other business associations, citizen groups, unions, and professional associations, interest groups participate in every aspect of policy-making in the U.S(Dye, pg 290).People join interest groups to further their political aims by taking action for their beliefs or principles. Interest groups can be defined as an organized body of individuals who try to influence the public policies(Dye, pg.290). These groups now seem to exist for nearly every possible cause that exists including the environment, and their amount of wealth and power grows with every passing year. These interest groups are often represented by some of the most influential people in politics, and oftentimes play a crucial role in who gets elected to office and for how long they get to stay there. Very wealthy people and business corporations are frequently responsible for the creation and advancement of these interest groups, and do not hesitate to spend a great amount of money in supporting whoever would most help their...