By Chris Katsaropoulos
The 2000 Presidential election was once determined by means of a margin of merely 269 votes, yet approximately a hundred million eligible american citizens didn't solid a poll. This yr, do not take a seat at the sidelines - make your voice heard!
Every Vote Counts: a realistic advisor to picking the subsequent President teaches you what you want to be aware of to make an educated determination within the presidential election on November 2, 2004. This quick-hitting consultant bargains independent profiles of the 3 major applicants - George W. Bush, John Kerry, and Ralph Nader - supporting you realize the political and private stories that experience formed them, and their positions on cutting-edge key matters. The ebook additionally prepares you for the onslaught of media insurance and crusade approach that American citizens will suffer within the coming months. With assistance from this booklet, you may be outfitted to battle through the mudslinging, ads, and opinion polls, and choose which candidate actually merits your vote on election day.
- Clear, concise info on how the presidential election procedure works - from what percentage electoral votes each one nation can forged, to what the registration and vote casting laws are on your state.
- Find out what impact the media, political motion committees, and crusade strategists play in getting a candidate to the White apartment and the way you will get to the reality in the back of it all.
- Biographical chapters on all the 3 major applicants contain how they bought to the place they're at the present time, and the place they're situated on significant matters just like the economic system and the warfare in Iraq.
- Unsure of who the appropriate candidate is? Take the candidate fit survey and discover who stands up for what you think in.
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Every Vote Counts 31 SHADOW CONVENTIONS AND SHADOWY THREATS In 2000, a coalition of progressive political groups organized the socalled “shadow conventions,” a sort of alternative to the Democratic and Republican national conventions in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. These shadow conventions were designed to provide a non-partisan forum for discussion of issues such as campaign finance reform and the growing income gap between the super-rich and the average American. Led by mavericks such as Senator John McCain and Arianna Huffington, the shadow conventions were promoted as an alternative to the scripted, sanitized debate at the major party conventions.
Hardly anyone saw it, and it certainly could not erase the images of bloodshed and violence that had been beamed to the nation’s TV screens from the streets outside the convention hall— images that spelled defeat for Humphrey in the November election. As a result, the Democratic National Committee launched a movement to reform the convention nominating process. By the next election, more than a dozen states switched from party caucuses to primary elections to select their delegates. Soon primaries became the method of choice for selecting candidates.
He lost to Ronald Reagan in a landslide. 49 /AFP/Getty Images Every Vote Counts Scenes like this from Abu Ghraib add an unexpected crisis to the Bush campaign. Will the shocking images of tortured Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib be President Bush’s version of the hostage crisis? If Bush handles the prison scandal and the transition to Iraqi power skillfully, he can point to his record as the best man to lead the country in a dangerous and uncertain era. If Bush isn’t able to bring our troops home without incident, the war will trump all other issues and render any campaign strategy meaningless.
Every Vote Counts: A Practical Guide to Choosing the Next President by Chris Katsaropoulos