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  • 1. Political Parties 9-25-2006
  • 2. Parties
      • What’s Good
    • - Simplicity
    • - Focused Objectives
    • - Strength in numbers
      • What’s Bad
    • - Lack of options
    • - Does your vote matter?
    • - Minority opinions are silenced
  • 3. Who wants to be a candidate?
      • Primary – Election before the election. In Indiana, primaries happen in May.
      • Convention – Delegates decide at a Convention.
  • 4. Hoosier Candidate!
      • Primary – Federal Offices (Senator, House Representative, President)
      • Convention – Statewide candidates (except Governor) Treasurer, Auditor, and Secretary of State.
      • Slating – Party endorses candidates that are in a primary.
  • 5. Structure of Parties State Chair National Chair County Chair Township Chair Precinct Committeemen Ward Chair
  • 6. Party Leadership Republican National Chair Ken Mehlman Democrat National Chair Howard Dean
  • 7. Indiana Party Leadership Republican State Chairman Murray Clark Democrat Chair Dan Parker
  • 8. County Leadership
      • Democrats – No idea… sorry ☹
    Marion County Republican Chair Mike Murphy
  • 9. It keeps going…
      • Franklin Township Chair – Tim Ping
    Pictured w/ wife Jennifer Ping Marion County Auditor Candidate
  • 10. More…..
      • Ward Chair – Teresa Young
      • Precinct Commiteeman – John ‘high on the totem pole’ Schaefer
  • 11. We be Clubbin’!
      • Downtown GOP Club
      • Marion County Young Republicans
      • Federation of Republican Women
      • New Generation of Republican Women
      • College Republicans
      • 1 st Republicans
      • Benjamin Harrison Republicans
  • 12. Where are parties the strongest? 2004 Presidential Historical ‘Swing’ Voters
  • 13. Rock the Vote!
      • Party Based Voters – Support the Party, and the Party alone.
      • Issue Based Supporters – Vote on a single issue(s) regardless of Party.
      • Candidate Based Voting – Pick on the person, and not the Party.
  • 14. Head of the State – Change is good (every once in awhile)
      • 20 years of Republicans ended w/ Evan Bayh
      • 16 years of Democrats ended w/ Mitch Daniels
  • 15. Strengths
      • Republicans
        • Far Christian Right
      • Democrats
        • Unions
  • 16. Party Negative Stereotypes
      • Republicans – RICH GET RICHER… POOR GET POORER! MWA HAHA!
      • Democrats – God hating
    • baby killers
  • 17. 3 rd parties
      • Is it wasting your vote?
      • Is it fair?
      • There are tons!!
      • Psst… don’t tell anyone that I’m really a Libertarian
  • 18. Politics Today
      • Republicans losing popularity
        • In power for too long
        • Iraqi War
        • Counterterrorism methods
      • Democrats have an opportunity
        • Capitalize on weaknesses
        • Develop alternatives and a ‘blue print’