Presidential Politics in 2008

Pages 4 (1004 words)
Download 0
The two party electoral system that has been adopted by the United States has made individual voting blocs of paramount importance in national, and especially, presidential politics. While both the Republican and Democratic parties enjoy a significant base of dedicated followers, it is the middle, swing, and independent voters that decide the election…


One thing that has ignited younger voters in 2008 is the presence of an energetic young candidate named Barak Obama. As early as October 2007 there was some speculation on the on the importance of the youth vote to the young presidential candidate. At that time, Gordon Fischer, Former Iowa Democratic Party Chairman, commented, "In all my many years of political activity I have not seen a candidate with Obama's talent. I have not seen young people as excited about a candidate, including Dean. He's just on a different level. He's so energized young people".1 Indeed, the energy has paid off. To begin his bid for the White House, Obama garnered 57 percent of the voters under 30 years of age in the Iowa caucuses.2 This was in a race against two other experienced and nationally known opponents, and a field of several lesser known candidates
Voter turnout among the age group of 18-24 years of age is the fastest growing age bracket, though their turnout in 2004 was still below the figures for the older groups.3 There is the additional problem in that the voters under 30 only represent less than 20 percent o ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Presidential Election. Barack Obama vs. John McCain.
Regarding the Presidential election, people generally fall into one of two categories. There are people who are likely to vote Democratic for Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Then there are people who are most likely to vote Republican for Sen. John McCain of Arizona. The reasons behind their choices will be discussed in detail. …
2 pages (502 words)
Election 2008: Political Prognostication.
Recent polls have reflected this clarity of choice as they have shown a wide difference that has favored Obama. People are faced with myriad problems, both real and imagined, and both camps have capitalized on fear in an attempt to steer voters to their ticket. Promises are made as charges and counter-charges press the hot-button issues of taxes and national security. McCain has relied heavily on…
6 pages (1506 words)
The 2008 Presidential Campaign
3. The voting public became re-engaged with politics and voter turnout soared after decades of apathy. Voting is the ultimate protection that the citizens have for their liberty and freedom. The increase in voter turnout affirmed that Americans care about these basic human rights and dignities.…
2 pages (502 words)
Politics of Fear
Ironically, most democratic governments spend just as much time attempting to handle the impact of stories that have come into the light in a spontaneous manner as they would while carrying out campaigns. The politics of fear have grown in breath and depth as a result of the depiction of personhood as being a very vulnerable entity. We seem to be living in an era of a lack of alternatives and for…
9 pages (2259 words)
U.S. Presidential Election 2008
The US Presidential Elections is one of the most grandiose political event in the recent times The publicity associated with it is perhaps justified, for the President of the United States is invariably one of the most important political positions around the globe. Though the media has been flooded with news about the elections, the following are five news pieces which deal with various topics.A…
3 pages (753 words)
Clinton vs Obama: Campaign 2008
Clinton vs Obama: Campaign 2008 …
3 pages (753 words)