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. 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...

  4. American Government

    The Presidential Campaign – American Government (American Government, Walter E. Volkomer) Introduction The aim of every political constitution is: 1. To obtain for rulers men to discern and pursue the common good of the society. 2. To take most effective precautions so they continue to hold their...

  5. American Government

    The Presidential Campaign – American Government (American Government, Walter E. Volkomer) Introduction The aim of every political constitution is: 1. To obtain for rulers men to discern and pursue the common good of the society. 2. To take most effective precautions so they continue to hold their...

  6. 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...

  7. Satire News and Its Affect on Our Nation

    at all to hard, traditional news. Also over half (54%) of young adults in this age group reported that they got at least some news about the 2004 presidential campaign from comedy programs such as The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live. Only 15% of Americans over the age of 45 years reported learning something...

  8. Are National Conventions Still Important

    convention, delegates, most chosen in the primaries and caucuses, from each of the major and some minor parties meet to select their presidential and vice presidential candidates as well as to write a party platform. In 2012 Republicans held their conventions at Tempa, Florida 27th-30th August, whereas...

  9. Did the party Leader Debates, held for the first time in the UK during the 2010 election, matter?

    Did the party Leader Debates, held for the first time in the UK during the 2010 election, matter? The UK General Election of 2010 saw the introduction of a new and game-changing form of election campaign – the televised Leaders’ Debates. Following suit with what could be considered a necessity in all...

  10. How Significant Are Presidential TV Debates In A Presidential Election

    How Significant are Presidential TV Debates in a Presidential Election? Televised debates have become an important aspect of every presidential election. The first general election presidential debate was held on September 26, 1960, between Democratic nominee U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Does Public Participation In The Presid

    Does public participation in the presidential nomination process advance or hinder democracy? Widespread public participation in the presidential nomination process has only become a common process since the 1970s, following the recommendations of the McGovern-Fraser commission for the Democratic Party...

  14. After Hope And Change

    begins to explain why those same factors didn’t apply to President Obama. Summarize the four  arguments the authors make.      1.  There are multiple reasons Barrack Obama’s 2012 presidential reelection was a slight  victory although he won reelection, it was fairly close in the polls.  The opponent Mitt  Romney didn’t have a profici...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  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 of...

  20. 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...

  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. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...