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Road to the White House 2008

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ISBN-10: 0495571547

ISBN-13: 9780495571544

Edition: 8th 2008

Authors: Stephen J. Wayne

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Stephen Wayne, a leading scholar of presidential electoral politics, describes and analyzes the crucial politics, procedures, and strategies behind campaign finance, media relations, nominating politics, and the politics and meaning of the general election.
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Book details

List price: $115.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Stephen J. Wayne is a well-known author and lecturer on the American presidency and electoral politics. A professor of government at Georgetown University since 1988 and a Washington-based "insider" for more than 40 years, Wayne has written or edited 12 books and authored over 100 articles, chapters, and reviews that have appeared in professional journals, scholarly compilations, newspapers, and magazines. At Georgetown, Wayne teaches courses on the presidency, elections, and psychology and politics. Wayne is frequently quoted by White House journalists and regularly appears on television and radio news shows. He lectures widely at home and abroad to international visitors, college students, federal executives, and business leaders. He has testified before Congress on the subject of presidential elections and governance and before Democratic and Republican party advisory committees on the presidential nomination processes. He participated in transition projects for the National Academy of Public Administration and the Presidency Research Group.

Preface
About the Author
The Electoral Arena
Presidential Selection: A Historical Overview
Campaign Finance
The Political Environment
The Nomination
The Race for Delegates
Spring Interregnum: Consolidating Victory and Posturing for the Election
The Campaign
Organization, Strategy, and Tactics
Media Politics
The Election
Predicting Presidential Elections
Reforming the Electoral System
Appendices
Results of Presidential Elections, 1900-2004
2004 Electoral and Popular Vote Summary
2004 Electoral Vote Distribution
Tentative Primary and Caucus Schedule, 2008
Republican and Democratic Party Conventions and Nominees, 1900-2008