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Author Norrander, Barbara, 1954-

Title Super Tuesday : regional politics and presidential primaries / Barbara Norrander
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
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Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Reforming the Reforms: Super Tuesday in a Historical Perspective; PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS IN THE 1980s; REFORMING THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION PROCESS; NATIONAL POLITICAL TRENDS; STATE PARTIES AND LEGISLATURES; MEDIA; TECHNOLOGY; CANDIDATE STRATEGIES; BIASES IN THE 1980s NOMINATION SYSTEM; REGIONAL PRIMARY REFORMS; Benefits of Regional Primaries; Criticisms of Regional Primaries; CREATING SUPER TUESDAY; SUMMARY; 2. The Structure of the 1988 Campaign; STRUCTURING THE PLAYING FIELD; The Election Calendar; The 1988 Calendar
GOALS AND STRATEGIESEFFECTS OF SUPER TUESDAY ON CANDIDATE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES; CHANGING PATTERNS OF CAMPAIGN RESOURCE ALLOCATION; SUMMARY; 4. Participation in Presidential Primaries; TURNOUT IN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES; Effects of Rules and Scheduling on Turnout; Potential Effects of Candidate Strategies on Turnout; CHANGES IN TURNOUT RATES; Causes of Turnout Change; COMPOSITION OF THE ELECTORATE; Demographic Composition; Religion; Partisan and Ideological Composition; Issue Representativeness; Candidate Representativeness; SUMMARY; 5. Vote Choice
MOMENTUM AND CANDIDATE PREFERENCES ON SUPER TUESDAYIDEOLOGY AND THE VOTE; ISSUES AND THE VOTE; CANDIDATE QUALITIES AND THE VOTE; DEMOGRAPHICS AND THE VOTE; SUMMARY; 6. Winning the Nomination; TIME AND WINNING THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION; Attrition of Candidates; Jumping on Candidates' Bandwagons; Accumulation of Delegates; Winning the Nomination; THE SOUTH'S INFLUENCE ON PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS; Media Coverage of Super Tuesday; The South's Influence at Democratic Conventions; Southern Choices and Presidential Nominations; SUMMARY; 7. Super Tuesday: Success or Failure?
Paul Simon: Nice Guys Finish Second, Sometimes ThirdGary Hart: The Candidate of the Future Burns Up on Reentry; CONTENDERS AT THE MAIN EVENT:ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE . . .; Richard A. Gephardt: ""The Campaign That Was Eaten by Iowa""; Albert Gore, Jr: The Candidate from the South?; Jesse Jackson: The Rainbow Coalition over Fifty States; Michael Dukakis: New Hampshire and Four Corners for Super Tuesday; AND ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE . . .; Robert Dole: The Alternative to Bush; Marion G. ""Pat"" Robertson: The Man Who Would Be a Statesman; George Bush: The Man Inside the Invisible Circle
The RulesThe Demographic Base of Super Tuesday; THE PLAYERS; Presidential Candidates and Their Assets; The Active Candidates in 1988; THE RESOURCES OF THE CANDIDATES; SUMMARY; 3. Candidates' Strategies: Iowa, New Hampshire, & Super Tuesday; CANDIDATE STRATEGIES IN 1988; CANDIDATES DEFEATED BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY; Alexander M. Haig, Jr The Anti-Bush Candidate; Pierre S. ""Pete"" du Pont IV: The Alternative to the Alternative to Bush; Bruce E. Babbitt: All His Eggs in the Iowa Basket; CANDIDATES LIMPING INTO SUPER TUESDAY; Jack E Kemp: The Third Alternative to the Alternative to Bush
Summary Super Tuesday 1988 was the first successful attempt to get several states in one region to hold their presidential primaries on the same day. Its success -- or lack thereof -- will affect the way presidents are elected for many years to come. Reaching beyond Super Tuesday and the nominations of George Bush and Michael Dukakis, Barbara Norrander's book presents the nation's first regional primary as the latest chapter in the ever-changing system through which U.S. political parties choose their presidential candidates. Norrander's research details how changes in technology, candidate and media s
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Subject Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1988.
Presidents -- United States -- Nomination.
Primaries -- Southern States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813157404 (electronic bk.)
9780813157405 (electronic bk.)