The 2008 US Election Campaign (POLITICAL Advertising or Campaign Launches & conventions)

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Running Head: THE 2008 US ELECTION The 2008 US Election Insert Name: Professors Name: Course: Date: Introduction The US government is composed of two political factions namely the Republicans and the Democrats. Before the 2008 presidential election, George W.


The United States of America usually carry out elections after every 5 years. However, during the process there are a series of campaign strategies that must be undertaken to convincingly elect the ideal candidate with leadership capabilities. There are two main political factions within the US, mainly the republicans and Democrats (Newport, P. 250). Before each faction select their flag bearer there are preliminary elections where each faction select their party flag bearer whom would battle it out with the other candidates from the contesting parties (Census Bureau, 2009, P. 201). In the 2008 elections, the Democrats had a number of aspirants who included Barrack Hussein Obama, Joe Bidden and Hillary Clinton, the wife of the former US president Bill Clinton among others. On the other hand, the Republicans who were siding with the former president George Bush junior also carried out their preliminary nominations prior to the 2008 elections and selected Senator MacCain as their flag bearer among Senator Palin just to mention (McKinney, 2010, P. 248). After the preliminaries, both the presidential candidates had to choose their running mates who were to the vice president’s should their faction win election respectively (Piano, 2009, P. 107). ...
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