The book begins with the description of Bush and Clinton and their accomplishment within their respective parties. It describes them before the beginning of the 1992 election. It also introduces the other people who were competing with Bush and Clinton during the primaries. The next chapters that follow describe the primaries. The author provides background information about some of the primaries. It explains the reasoning for the date also as some legislations strove to make their state more important in the primaries. It also describes any important event that occurred for example, Clinton’s infidelity scandal and draft scandal that occurred before the New Hampshire primary. It then also delves into the third party candidate, Ross Perot. It describes Perot’s surging popularity and his decision to leave the race and his reason for doing so. It also then continues to the actual election and the importance of the Electoral College. The author points out the issue with the Electoral College as it causes some states to be ignored by one or both of the candidates and the election becomes a 50 state election than a national election. Its final chapters describe the campaign of both Bush and Clinton and Perot, who reen...
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...hen I began reading, I was not aware that Clinton used a bus to drive through multiple states and if a crowd was big enough he, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and Tipper Gore would get off the bus and speak to the audience. I found this way of campaigning impressive because it is cheap and it allows the candidate an opportunity to “connect” with voters. For Bush I quite enjoyed that he campaigned by train because it was another detail he took from Truman’s campaign as Bush also touted Truman as an example that even with his slipping poll numbers, he still had a chance to win. Perot utilized infomercials that focused on the issue of the economy and did not simplify things. It fit with how different and surprising Perot as a candidate was. Overall these different campaigning techniques reveal how candidates all have different ways of trying to connect with voters.
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