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