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60 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Elections

    had been explaining and only 25% thought he had been attacking Televised presidential debatesDebates held between the two major party presidential candidates that could occur during September and October • In 2008 there were 3 presidential debates and 1 vice presidential debate...

  4. Connecting Fahrenheit 451 to Today

    the candidate, such as outward appearance, rather than on issues. 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...

  5. The Internets Effect on Politics

    comes to the delivery of political speeches and the debates during campaigns is not based on speculation, but its success was witnessed during Barrack Obama’s campaign in the last election (Beth, 2012). The popularity of Barrack Obama before he decided to join in the presidential elections was quite...

  6. Civic Engagement Piece

    undermined cost, with undetermined consequences.(Iraq, par.1) In the September 2008 presidential debate he said that “We are currently spending 10 billion a month in Iraq and it seems to me that if we’re going to be strong at home as well as strong abroad, we have to look at bringing that war to a...

  7. Freedom of the Press Essay

    freedom, 37% said it was the fair amount and ten percent said they had too little (Contemporary Author Online, Gale 2008). Going back to the 1960 Presidential Election, many observers consider the 1960 debate between U.S. presidential candidates Kennedy and Nixon to be a textbook example of...

  8. 2012 Us Presidential Elections Prediction Paper

    an important issue for every Democratic candidate, since studies have shown that non voters are generally more Democratic than Republican.11 Regarding the Presidential election, a study based on the Census Bureau’s survey has shown that 67.2% of nonHispanic whites voted in 2008 compared to 60% of...

  9. The 2012 Vice Presidential Debate and Social Media

    sites where people talked and shared their opinions about the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate. Social media has democratized the commentary, giving voice to a far wider range of participants who can shape the narrative long before the candidates reach their closing statements. In this paper I will...

  10. Cool Yeah

    popular and unpopular presidents in history, having received the highest recorded presidential approval ratings in the wake of 9/11, as well as one of the lowest approval ratings during the 2008 financial crisis.[16] Internationally, he was a highly controversial figure, with public protests...

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

    managed candidate to be the winner even if their oratorical skills were less competent than the opponent. The best example of this is the 1960 presidential election debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, which were the first televised presidential election debates. Those...

  12. 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...

  13. Election Rituals & Karugu Society

    seem strange, however, if one thinks twice about the elections, U.S. candidates to the very same thing. Candidates insult each other—or what many call mud-slinging—in attempt to win over America. For a fresh example of this concept, take the U.S. presidential elections 2008 of Senator Barack Obama...

  14. Government Essay - Elections

    played a huge role in this election. The 1960 Presidential debate, aside from being the first ever televised, was a deciding factor. Nixon, who was weary from campaigning and a knee injury, looked haggard and old in front of the camera. This was exacerbated by the fact that he refused to wear makeup...

  15. Vice-Presidential Candidates

    . With the confidence belying her modest years of experience Governor Palin met Senator Biden for the first time at their only Vice-Presidential debate for 2008. She introduced herself and asked him “Can I call you Joe?” According to many news reporters, both candidates did their homework...

  16. 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...

  17. Summary Response Essay

    being highly critical of other people and their views. Tannen states “the best way to show you’re really thinking is to criticize.” I don’t agree with this statement. When people debate and are critical of others, they actually are displaying the ability only to be biased. With the 2008 Presidential...

  18. Tension City

    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 of world affairs. In fact, her talk about world affairs made a major moment in the debate. Bush had criticized Carter's handling of the Iran...

  19. 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...

  20. Debating Then and Now

    Half a century ago, American politics 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...

  21. Media Bias

    burner. This goes for candidate coverage as well. The media will focus on the candidates they consider most important, and the others will be ignored. One of the most prominent examples of media bias in politics dates back to the first televised Presidential debate...

  22. 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...

  23. Sex

    Barack Obama is the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois and the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee. During their third and final presidential debate, Obama and Republican presidential nominee John McCain clashed sharply over tax policies and some of the heated rhetoric that had been tossed...

  24. Presidential Debate

    ability to use the video camera and their looks to win over the American people. With time, Presidential Debates were more in favor of those who speak eloquently and present themselves in a dignified manner. In 2008, the second Obama/McCain debate brought in about 63.2 million people; however...

  25. Usa Economy

    contrast to the “home plan” (McCain-Palin 2008) issued by senator McCain, the democratic presidential nominee Senator Obama rather emphasizes on the “home score” (Obama Biden). This score would allow the home owners to have a clear picture of their mortgage plan; starting from the payments, to the...

  26. Exmex

    were taken by his government to improve the conditions of Mexican migrants when talks between the two countries became stalemated. This timely and authoritative book will be required reading for the debates about immigration that will soon be part of the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Synopsis...

  27. Obama Change Pr Camp

    , Illinois, on November 5, 2008, before an estimated crowd of 240,000. Debates: * The first presidential debate was held on Friday, September 26, 2008 at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi. * The second presidential debate was held on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Belmont...

  28. Miss

    governor Mitt Romney's presidential campaign [12][13] in 2008 and was on his "National Finance Team".[14] She was also listed as Finance co-chair of Romney's campaign exploratory committee. [15] After Romney stepped out of the race, Whitman joined John McCain's presidential campaign as a national...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...