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Presidential election

  1. 1. Presidential Election 2004 By: Brittani Berardi & Ali Greenberg
  2. 2. Background Information <ul><li>United States' 55th quadrennial presidential election </li></ul>George W. Bush won the presidency in 2000 and was the current U.S. president Foreign policy was the dominant theme throughout the election campaign, particularly Bush's conduct of the War on Terrorism and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  3. 3. George W. Bush <ul><li>Popularity as a wartime president helped consolidate his base, and ward off any serious challenge to the nomination. </li></ul><ul><li>Selected Vice President Dick Cheney as his running mate. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush focused on two themes: defending America against terrorism and building an ownership society. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership society- allowing people to invest some of their Social Security in the stock market, increasing home and stock ownership, and encouraging more people to buy their own health insurance. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>John Kerry </li></ul><ul><li>Represented the Democratic Party </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Senator from Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Running mate was John Edwards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Senator from North Carolina </li></ul></ul>Promised to make America &quot;stronger at home and more respected in the world.&quot;
  5. 5. Democratic Convention <ul><li>Marked the formal end of the active primary election season </li></ul><ul><li>Boston from July 26 to July 29, 2004 at the FleetCenter </li></ul><ul><li>Kerry made his Vietnam War experience a prominent theme </li></ul><ul><li>In accepting the nomination, he began his speech with, &quot;I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty.” </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering the convention’s keynote address, Obama set the tone for the party platform </li></ul>
  6. 6. Primaries <ul><li>The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses is one of the first steps in the process of electing the President of the United States </li></ul>
  7. 7. Debates <ul><li>Three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate were organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates, and held in the autumn of 2004. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 30 at the University of Miami: Foreign Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 5 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio the Vice Presidential debate </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. More Debates… <ul><li>October 8, Second Presidential Debate was held at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted in a &quot;town meeting&quot; format, less formal than the first Presidential debate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 13, Third and final debate at Arizona State University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>51 million viewers watched the debate which was moderated by Bob Schieffer of CBS News </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Campaign Issues <ul><li>Included civil rights, defense, taxes and spending, social issues, international policy, homeland security, healthcare, environment and energy </li></ul><ul><li>Main issue was defense/Iraq war </li></ul>
  10. 10. Issues Continued <ul><li>Program Budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Bush- Would increase military spending 4.2 percent to $380 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Kerry- Invest in new equipment, technology; offer better pay, benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Size of Army </li></ul><ul><li>Bush- Has not proposed increasing the Army's size </li></ul><ul><li>Kerry- Recruit more service members; start Community Defense Svc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. National Missile Defense <ul><li>Bush- Has ordered limited NMD system deployed by 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Kerry- Opposes NMD, supports nonproliferation and arms control </li></ul>
  12. 12. Democratic Campaign
  13. 13. Republican Campaign
  14. 14. Results <ul><li>Ohio’s 20 electoral votes gave Bush a victory over Kerry </li></ul><ul><li>Electoral Vote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bush- 286 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edwards- 251 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Popular Vote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bush-62,040,610 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edwards- 59,028,444 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>See results page for a more! </li></ul>