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. 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...

  3. presidential debate

    Introduction During presidential elections in the United States, it has become mandatory for the main candidates of Democratic and Republican Party to engage in a debate. The topics, which they discuss in the debate, are the most controversial issues of the time. Presidential debate is the last cycle in...

  4. Nixon/Kennedy Debates

    20th Century US History John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon were the candidates for the 1960 presidential election, both winning their nominations on the first ballot.  Kennedy was the first to be nominated.  He had won impressive victories over Hubert Humphrey in the primaries. Once nominated, JFK...

  5. Not a Vote Wasted: a Look Into Third Party Votes in 2012 Presidential Election

    Not a Vote Wasted: A Look Into Third Party Votes in 2012 Presidential Election While most of the country was tied up with the competition going on during the 2012 Presidential Election between the Democrat and Republican Presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, many other Americans were...

  6. 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...

  7. Obama's Victory

    The 2008 Presidential Election was a monumental moment in United States history. For the first time an African American president was elected. Like past important events, Barack Obama’s victory will be the precident for future events, much like how Roosevelt’s New Deal was the precident for many of todays...

  8. The 2008 Debate

    Tonight debate was a slam dunk for senator Obama. He did an excellence job of answering questions with a calm, intelligent manner. Whatever punch Senator John McCain tried to throw at him did not intimidate him a bit. But there is one thing a little disappointed with Senator Obama was that he did talk...

  9. Usa Economy

    Date: 10/14/08 Name: Isha Gupta Type: Revision PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES’ POSITIONS ON ECONOMY “Economy”: the term alone represents the financial well being of 300 million people better known as the United States of America. This financial status has been a victim of recession since March, which is troublesome...

  10. Too long, too expensive, too dominated by media image whilst failing to select the best candidate for the job.” Critically assess this view of presidential primary elections.”

    Too long, too expensive, too dominated by media image whilst failing to select the best candidate for the job.” Critically assess this view of presidential primary elections.” In the USA, candidates for elected federal office are chosen by voters through a system of primaries and caucuses. An election...

  11. Presidential Elections 2012

    | Presidential Elections 2012 | A Second Term for President Obama? | | Abstract: With the 2012 Presidential elections less than one year away, speculations are high on who will be the winning candidate. The Democratic Party’s candidate Barack Obama is the incumbent and has some significant...

  12. Contrast of Presidential Campaign Positions of Mccain and Obama

    Contrast of presidential *campaign positions of McCain an*d Obama. From year to year, presidential elections face many controversial problems that involve candidates’ personality and ideas, and they have a great influence on voters’ decisions. Many journalists and politicians express their feelings...

  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. Presidential Debates 2012

    Presidential debates 2012 On October 3rd 2012 governor Romney and President Obama met for the first debates. The topics focus on domestic policy. The overall impression of President Obama was that he looked tired and bored. Governor Romney started off very aggressively by looking back at President...

  15. Barack Obama: President of the United States

    Paul, Minnesota. After that, Obama was to go against republican John McCain. In August of 2008 Obama selected Joe Biden as his running mate. In September and October of 2008, there were three presidential debates that took place between Obama and McCain. Later, in November, Obama won the presidency with...

  16. Sociological Analysis of the Presidential Election of 2012 from a Structural Functionalist Perspective and a Conflict Perspective.

    Sociological Analysis of the Presidential Election of 2012 from a Structural Functionalist Perspective and a Conflict Perspective. As the presidential election draws closer, we could vividly view our society from social conflict and structural functionalist perspectives. The democratic process helps...

  17. Donald Trump and the Presidential Election

    Donald Trump During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign many important political figures publicly stated their opinion on Trumps’ future plans if elected as commander in chief. With just weeks to prevent Trump from looking up the nomination, Romney has emerged as one of the loudest voices warning...

  18. love life

    his election to the Senate in November. He began his presidential campaign in 2007 and, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic Party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. Presidential Debate: Obama and Mccain

    Composition I Presidential Debate October 15, 2008 During the Debate Candidate Obama and McCain debated over taxes, trade, Oil and many other things. Senator John McCain disappointed me when he kept interrupting Candidate Obama. Right after the half way point during the debate Candidate Obama...

  22. Women in Politics: How Media Influences a Nation

    many years, their personalities preceded them in many of their future political endeavors. It was not until Geraldine Ferraro emerged as a vice presidential candidate that women were able to overcome the stereotyping of Abzug and Chisholm. Ferraro was a familiar face in the political scene of Washington...

  23. Politics

    with bound delegates would make the convention completely unnecessary in most cases, at least in terms of nomination presidential candidates. John McCain would be an example of this; in 2008 he knew that he was going to be the front-runner for the Republicans well in advance before the NCC. NCC’s are now...

  24. Agenda Setting in Presidential Election 2008

    Victor Ramirez 4/12/12 COM-126 Agenda Setting in the Media In 2008 Political front runner Barack Obama won the presidential election. During this time, America had swayed into a recession which the economy suffered massive cutbacks and drowning in debt. America was also at war currently with Iraq...

  25. Debate File

    troops to use Turkey as a staging post, despite overwhelmingly antiwar Turkish public and political opinion. Limited permission was granted after heavy debates and delay in the Turkish parliament. TNWs are stationed in Turkey and there are several roadblocks to their removal now BELL AND LOEHRKE 2009 The...

  26. 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...

  27. A Rhetorical Analysis of the 2012 Presidential Debate

    A Rhetorical Analysis of the Second Presidential Debate of 2012 On October 16, 2012, President Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts met at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York for their second presidential debate. The debate, moderated by Candy Crowell of CNN, was...

  28. 2012 Vice President Debate

    Vice President Debate 2012 In the first 2012 Vice Presidential debate, “The Foreign Policy Debate,” both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan were asked how their catholic beliefs affect their view on abortion. Both candidates used implied promises, and collective sanctions of directive language to make people...

  29. 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...

  30. The Presidential Debate

    Presidential Debate During the debate candidates Barrack Obama and John McCain spoke about the number one topic going on throughout the country, the falling economy. Obama is proposing to focus more on jobs in America, providing tax cuts for middle class families, help homeowners. Obama is emphasizing...

  31. Ralph Nader: an Unreasonable Man; an Emissary on Behalf of American Posterity

    America . In doing so, Ralph Nader has respectfully and officially run for President in the election years of 1996, 2000, 2004, and most likely again, in 2008 . Whereas his philosophy on American civics, rights, and responsibilities as a "full-time citizen, the most important office in America for anyone to...

  32. 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...

  33. Presidental Debate

    United States is a reliable truthful person. And not somebody that will tell me lies just to make themselves look better. I have talked about the presidential race with my mother. I asked her who she was voting for and why. She responded and said President Obama because giving the fact that Former President...

  34. The Great Debate

    The Great Debate In the Presidential Election of 2012 I am a firm supporter of President Obama. I believe that he truly does want to pursue what the people of the United States want. He has a plan to help us get out of the mess that he was left in after he took over office for former President Bush...

  35. Agenda Setting and the Presidential Election

    Charlotte Felchak COM-126 August 16, 2012 Professor Tammany Agenda-Setting and the Presidential Election The presidential election of 2008 was a historic one for many reasons. This was a year of political turmoil and a true reflection of a country in economic crisis. The media played...

  36. 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...

  37. Democratic Debate Reaction Paper

    Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, which aired on CNN. The debate took place in Las Vegas at the Wynn casino. The debate was made up of five candidates, consisting of Hilary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee. Before watching the debate, I knew that...

  38. 2012 Presidential Election

    2012 Presidential Election Written by Star News reporter, Lydia King The 2012 Presidential election was held on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. After a long and tumultuous campaign, Barack Obama was reelected to a second term, beating republican nominee, Mitt Romney. Obama won a decisive victory over...

  39. Presidential Election - Mccain and Obama

    As the brink of the 2008 presidential election is coming, Republican John McCain and Democratic Barack Obama continue to trade barbed insults along with prescriptions for the ailing economy. Although the American economy is in a crisis, both rivals continue to release advertisements asserting that each...

  40. 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...

  41. The Buck Stops Where?

    to Add a Presidential Line-Item Veto The issue of a presidential item veto has been debated for over a century. In fact, since Washington’s first term, the president’s right to single out individual items from a pending bill has been unclear. This lack of clarity has led to many debates on the issue...

  42. Election Debate

    September 15th, 2008 I chose the presidential election because of a couple reasons. The presidential election is probably one of the biggest issues at this present moment, and it will impact the entire United States for the years to come. I find this topic particularly interesting because I would...

  43. Brief Us Elction

    than Republicans or Democrats. It is the two major parties that organize and dominate government at both the national and state levels [pic] The 2008 election was the first since the landslides of Ronald Reagan to reveal a relative imbalance between the two parties. Barack Obama became the first Democrat...

  44. The End of an Alaskan Empire

    state. The governor of Alaska Sarah Palin is a very popular Republican and ran as the Vice Presidential candidate. Ted Stevens was indicted and later convicted on corruption charges. Barack Obama won his presidential election by large margins brining in with him very long Democratic coattails. The current...

  45. 2008

    The year of 2008 is a year to remember. The year of 2008 will be deeply entrenched into our children’s history textbooks. The year of 2008 is a year where the concept of a colored president steps out of the realm of fictional books or movies into reality. The year of 2008 is year where ideologies that...

  46. Changes in Political Culture Between 2004 and 2008

    things that dramatically changed between the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections. Media influence, technology and the change in demographics played major roles in the 2008 elections. Media influence was the number one change between 2004 and 2008. Although the media played a big part of the 2004 elections...

  47. Compare and Contrast Of1968 and 2008 Mla Works Cited Included

    1968 and 2008 As Bob Marley once said, “We have to conquer the devils with a little thing called love!” He meant that if people could all learn to love and be compassionate that things would be a lot better off for everyone. That was the problem in 1968, there was not enough love and acceptance. That...

  48. How Do Americans Determine Their Reasons to Vote

    on the 4 ways of knowing (perception, reason, language & emotion) in the upcoming presidential election The United States of America is the world’s largest democracy. Every four years they hold presidential elections in which the public is to determine by vote who wins. The American people through...

  49. The Oil Industry

    The Oil Industry Shawn K. Gore Axia College of University of Phoenix ECO 205 Economic Theory Nicholas Kuzmich October 12, 2008 Introduction Going through the ages, men and women have worked together with the intent centering on survival. Humanity created basic economies through rising...

  50. 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...

  51. Presidental Debate

    important presidential elections in history creeps near, the candidates become more headstrong and the news coverage is increased immensely. The recent debate between Senator Barrack Obama and Senator John McCain was crucial to the current race as it was the most watched presidential debate since 1995...

  52. 2008 Presidential Debate

    The presidential debate on October 7 2008 was nothing I was interested in but it was very helpful in some cases to watch. It helped me further my understandings on both of their ideas to help out the mortgage situation. For example, after someone from the audience asked John McCain a question evolving...

  53. 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...

  54. ‘The system for nominating presidential candidates is in need of reform’ Discuss

    The system used for nominating presidential candidates for each party - primaries and caucuses - is in need of reform because of issues that stem from frontloading, which are the advantages that come with heavy campaign funding as well as the large influence the media has on the results. What must be...

  55. Is Free Press Essential to the Health of a Democracy?

    people. There is still a debate going on today whether or not the media favored Barack Obama over John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Without a free press, a country can limit the peoples’ ideas and wants. Countries that oppose free press suppress ideas and debates that would naturally take...

  56. POL 110 Quizzes and Final Exam Answers

    Question 20 The Court has held that an “undue burden” is not placed on a woman seeking an abortion when a state requires Exam 1 Question 1 In a presidential system, the bureaucracy reports to Question 2 In a parliamentary system, all power is invested in the national Question 3 The prime minister...

  57. 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...

  58. 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...

  59. POL 201 American National Government

    diversity of interests across the U.S. to be effective at the local level. Moreover, the search for effective policy is further complicated by theoretical debates about the constitutional framework of federalism, e.g., what limits on national power can be derived from the Tenth Amendment? A policy area in the...

  60. Why Citizens Should Vote

    world or minorities feel under-represented for the election. A large number of Americans have boycotted participating in elections between 1960 and 2008. The percentage of voters in the past years have ranged from 49 percent and 63 percent, this means much of half of America does not care about voting...