Free Essays on 2008 Presidential Debate

  1. Presidential Debates: Changing the Way We Vote

    Presidential Debates: How they change the way we vote Wright State University To the Durr Foundation for its Instrument Development and Research Proposal Writing Workshop on Voter Perceptions of Presidential Elections 2008 and 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina from January...

  2. Elections

    Elections and voting – presidential |Stage |Functions |Occurs | |Primaries and caucuses |Show popular support for candidates...

  3. Review

    Summary of Debates The bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates sponsored four debates for the 2008 U.S. presidential general election, which took place at various locations around the United States in September and October 2008. Three of the debates involved the presidential nominees, and one...

  4. Connecting Fahrenheit 451 to Today

    Both media and technology can have a profound influence on elections as evidenced by the 1960 presidential debate, the book Fahrenheit 451, and the 2008 presidential election. During the 1960 presidential debate, as media and technology evolved, voters shifted from primarily using the newspaper to television...

  5. The Internets Effect on Politics

    his presidential bid through the internet. Most of the people claim that without the internet, President Obama would not have even made it to the presidential nominees as he used the internet as the main form of communication medium with the people (Beth, 2012). Observing the ongoing presidential race...

  6. Vice-Presidential Candidates

    Vice-Presidential Candidates The Presidential election for this year has been on the minds of all citizens and in the news, it seems, for ever. The candidates we have chosen, through the election process, are Senator John McCain (Republican) and Senator Barack Obama (Democrat) who are as different...

  7. To What Extent Is the Cult of the Personality Prevalent in U.S. Presidential Elections?

    examine the debate surrounding the causes of this consider some examples to the contrary and finally, conclude whether personality is as influential in elections as claimed. It has been demonstrated by researchers and analysts that the personality cult has impacted upon the presidential system...

  8. Civic Engagement Piece

    troops overseas. The debates and campaigns between the two presidential candidates was their opportunity to express their feelings on this issue and let Americans know what they would do if elected. The war in Iraq is the dominant issue in the 2008 race for the White House. (Presidential Candidates, par...

  9. Government Essay - Elections

    elections of 1948, 1960 and 2004. All of these elections were close and in many ways demonstrate the intricacies and interrelationships of elements of a Presidential election. One such important race was the race of 1948 – Thomas E. Dewey against Harry S. Truman. Top polling organizations and media luminaries...

  10. The Influence of Saturday Night Live on the 2008 Election

    The Influence of Saturday Night Live On August 29th, 2008 Senator John McCain announced his decision of electing Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential Candidate. This declaration provoked controversy amongst many of the United States citizens and while the majority of the people supported McCain, there...

  11. Rehtorical Strategiesin the Obama/Mcain Campaign

    Change vs. Experience: Rhetorical Strategies in the Second Presidential Debate of 2008 As expected, both Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain used several familiar rhetorical strategies in the second presidential debate of the 2008 campaign. Some of the tactics used greatly affected the way voters...

  12. The 2012 Vice Presidential Debate and Social Media

    and debate watchers would have waited through the entire broadcast to hear analysis and reaction from a few television broadcasters. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pintrest were among the many social networking sites where people talked and shared their opinions about the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate...

  13. Election Rituals & Karugu Society

    America? The Karugu joking relationships, as presented by Thomas Beidelman, can be paralleled to the United States elections—in particular, the presidential elections. When the Karugu encounter a problem, they divide themselves into two groups and then insult each other until the problem is dissolved...

  14. Cool Yeah

    baseball) Religion Episcopal (Before 1977)[1] United Methodism (1977–present)[2][3] Signature Cursive signature in ink Website Bush Presidential Library Bush Presidential Center The White House Archived Military service Service/branch Texas Air National Guard Alabama Air National Guard Years of service...

  15. Mass Media Coverage

    candidates. Media coverage of presidential campaigns is undoubtedly the biggest platform to reach voters. One major aspect of media coverage of campaigns is the presidential debates which have now gain recognition as a prominent tradition to a build to US presidential elections. From John Kennedy...

  16. Tension City

    for all the debates of the presidents, governors, and the nominees for the campaigns. I want to talk about the debate between George H.W. Bush and Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. Ferraro had reasons for not looking forward for the Vice President debate. Ferraro went to the Vice Presidential debate with her knowledge...

  17. Obama and Romney

    Presidential Debates Paper ​It has been four years since the last presidential election in 2008, with then President George W. Bush, a republican, versus Barack Obama, a democratic candidate, running for office. Obviously Barack Obama won the election becoming the first African American President of...

  18. POL 201 ASH COURSE TUTORIAL-SHOPTUTORIAL

    in the Federal System POL 201 Week 2 DQ 2 Meet Your Rep POL 201 Week 2 Short Essay – Policy-making in the Federal System POL 201 Week 3 DQ 1 Presidential Leadership and the Electoral College POL 201 Week 3 DQ 2 Defense Spending and the Military-Industrial Complex POL 201 Week 4 DQ 1 The Supreme...

  19. E-Campaigning as a Driver of Political Processes: Civic Engagement and Participation

    in the 1992 presidential election when the Clinton/Gore team used the discussion group “alt.politics.Clinton” to give out information on the campaign and communicate with constituents. Then in the 1996 presidential election Bob Dole mentioned his campaign website during a presidential debate as a place...

  20. 2012 Presidential Debates

    2012 Debates In the past month, there have been four debates: three between the main presidential candidates, Governor Romney and incumbent Obama, and one between their respective vice presidential candidates, Senator Paul Ryan and incumbent Biden. The first presidential debate was located at University...

  21. Summary Response Essay

    In the essay “The Argument Culture” Deborah Tannen discusses the tendency of American culture to encourage antagonistic two-sided debates over issues. Tannen proposes that communication about issues needs to be oriented, to look at multiple sides, so that more productive conversations can occur. In...

  22. Barack Obama and John Mccain

    With the 2008 presidential election coming up everyone is developing their opinions of the two candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, and of course their running mates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. I personally believe that Americans should vote for Barack Obama. He posseses better leadership qualities...

  23. My Next President

    These are immediate concerns run through my mind when I think of who should be elected next to run our country. As I watched some of the Presidential debate over the last few months, I opened up my ears and my heart to the issues both Barack Obama and John McCain addressed, and I was immediately...

  24. Freedom of the Press Essay

    college students. Researched found that 32% believe newspapers should get government approval of stories before printing (Contemporary Author Online 2008). 56% said they should be able to publish freely; and 12% had no idea. When asked whether the Press enjoys “too much freedom,” not enough...

  25. Exmex

    May 2006, which drew a record number of participants, one thing has become clear: in the United States today, no domestic issue sparks as much public debate or is as politicized as immigration, with the spotlight focused on Mexican immigrants above all others. In Ex Mex, former Mexican foreign minister...

  26. Obama Change Pr Camp

    Planning and execution: Theme and messages: Obama’s theme in his presidential campaign was in a way like a canvas that anyone could draw his own desire for policies. When the 80% of the Americans believed that the country was heading the wrong way, and all the institutions where not working as they...

  27. Debating Then and Now

    stumbled into a new era. In WBBM-TV studios in Chicago on September 26, 1960, presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy stood before cameras and hot lights for the first-ever televised presidential debate. An extraordinary 60 percent of adults nationwide tuned in. This encounter—the...

  28. Presidential Debate Part #2

    Michael Brown English 115 Presidential Debate Part #2 10/14/2008 Barack Obama and John McCain Barack Obama and John McCain clashed repeatedly over the causes and cures for the worst economic crisis in 80 years Tuesday night in a debate in which Republican McCain...

  29. Debate

    Political Science Presidential Debates 2008 Vote for Change! It is true that this can be one of the most important elections in history. Senator Barack Obama the countrys first African American presidential candidate, and war veteran Senator John McCain. Obama...

  30. Presidential Debate

    that affect our lives. The United States uses Presidential Debates as a mainly a discussion of what each candidate believes in and what they are trying to achieve if elected. Over the years, the effectiveness and necessary characteristics of the debates has begun to further confuse some, but to others...