Analysis Of John F. Kennedy

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This is a bazaar trend, because when John F. Kennedy was elected to the presidency, he was the first Roman Catholic to assume office. Before then the majority of the presidents were Protestant. The fact that John F. Kennedy was Roman Catholic cause a buzz in the nation, it was groundbreaking so to speak. Seeing that we are a nation that isn’t based on religion, the voters seem to be anything but that. I feel that since the Kennedy administration till now, our education system has gotten better, and people are now only paying attention to the qualifications of the person to assume public office, and not if they attend church on Sunday. I feel that this is a positive trend for our country because with the world becoming smaller we need a logical person that is in office and not one who bases important decisions off of religion. Also, it closes the door to the perception of becoming corrupt or biased towards certain religions if someone is in office, not saying it has happened or is happening, but the potential is still present. Chapter eight talked about the 2004 elections, and hoe George W. Bush was reelected as President of the United States for his second term. The driving force to George W. Bush’s reelection was that voters said he had moral values. Even though the voting was very close and Senator John Kerry, did in fact, win the popular vote. The electoral college votes went George W. Bush’s way. The close head to head elections are starting to become more of the norm according to Morris Fiorina, and moral issues are becoming more of a popular issue to voters today. Fiorina writes that, “Much to the dismay of liberals, more than a few Americans even rank such considerations higher than their personal material welfare, but the ... ... middle of paper ... ... liked a lot less statistical evidence, because Fiorina himself even showed the bias in a statistical survey. So overloading the reader with statistical surveys himself can also discredit his arguments. Also, in his statistical graphs and explanations about what the graphs mean, lack the foundation for the reader to run a hypothesis test for themselves and not be able to check the confidence intervals to see if what we are reading is true. I would recommend this book to a college freshman who has not taken any type of statistics or advanced analytics classes in their academic career. However, I do agree with the author that the United States is not going through a culture war. That over time the pendulum will swing from right to left, meaning that it is a natural occurrence that in one time the conservatives will be trendy, and at other times liberals will be trendy.
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