Chapter 9:NominationsandCampaignsBY: JOSEPH RICHEY, BRIAN MACIAS, AND CLARENCEJAMES JENKINS III/CJJAY3 OR JAYBIRD2013.(He wanted me to put his name here like that)
TABLE OF CONTENTS The Nomination Game Deciding to Run Competing for Delegates The Convention Send-Off Technology on Campaigns
The Nomination Game A nomination is a party’s official endorsement of a candidate for office. Anyone can be nominated, but only a few have any chance of success. The Campaign Strategy is the way that each candidate attempts to nominate each of the elements to achieve nominations.
Deciding to Dun To run for president, you need to be in the right mindset. Basically, you have to be what Walter Mondale once called a “fire in the belly.” In industrialized countries, a campaign lasts, on average, 2 months, depending on the laws of that region. Only one candidate emerges for each party’s nominee.
Competing for Delegates The national party convention is the supreme power of each of the parties, which functions to select presidential and vice presidential candidates and to write a party platform. There are 50 roads to the national convention, one through each state. From February through June of the election year, the individual state parties busily choose their delegates to the national convention via caucuses, or primaries. A caucus or state party is a meeting of all the party leaders for selecting delegates to the national party convention.
Competing for Delegatescont. In the dozen states that still have them, caucuses are now open to all votes who are registered with the party. Today, most of the delegates to the democratic and republican national conventions are selected in presidential primaries, in which voters in a state go to the polls and vote for a candidate of delegates to that candidate. This is the Primary Road. The McGovern-Fraser Commission is a commission fomed at the 1968 democratic convention in response to demands for reform by minority groups and others who sought better representation.
Competing for Delegatescont. even more Super delegates are National Party leaders who automatically got a delegate slot at the Democratic National Party Convention. Front Loading is the process resulted on two-thirds of both Democratic and Republican delegates being chosen within sex weeks of the new Hampshire primary in 2000.
The Convention Send-Off At one point in time, conventions provided great coverage of the candidates. At the conventions, there were several speeches that were given, along with several “dark-horse” candidates suddenly appearing out of nowhere. Numerous ballots were held, all while the candidates fought each other to win nomination. The National Primary is a proposal by critics of the caucuses and presidential primaries, which would replace the electoral methods with a nationwide primary held early in the electional year.
The Convention Send-OffCont. Regional Primaries are proposals by critics of the caucuses and presidential primaries to replace these electoral methods with as series of primaries held in each geographical region. The Part platform is a political party’s statement of its goals and policies for the next four years. The platform is drafted prior to the party convention by committee, whose members are chosen in rough proportion to each candidate’s strength. It is the best formal statement of a party’s beliefs.
Technology on CampaignsTechnology has changed the way campaigns are run, and also changed the waycandidates attempt to reach people.Most candidates now have their own official websites.