The New Hampshire Primary And The American Electoral Process / Edition 1

The New Hampshire Primary And The American Electoral Process / Edition 1

by Niall Palmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813337771

ISBN-13: 9780813337777

Pub. Date: 10/29/1999

Publisher: Westview Press


New Hampshire is the subject of Palmer’s book precisely because it serves as the first presidential primary every four years. Many critics of the New Hampshire primary fault it for being too arcane, too unrepresentative, and too quixotic to use as a gatekeeper of who becomes President. Palmer went to new Hampshire expecting to gather research that argued…  See more details below

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New Hampshire is the subject of Palmer’s book precisely because it serves as the first presidential primary every four years. Many critics of the New Hampshire primary fault it for being too arcane, too unrepresentative, and too quixotic to use as a gatekeeper of who becomes President. Palmer went to new Hampshire expecting to gather research that argued against New Hampshire as first primary. As he finished he realized his findings pointed out the opposite, that in fact and deed, New Hampshire was as good a place to start the primary races as any other. No single state is representative. The retail politics that aspirants face in New Hampshire is a very useful winnowing device in which a candidate must actually come face to face with real voters, who more often than not make a study of the issues and policies that they raise in their questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813337777
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
10/29/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,312,717
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1660L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Granite State Watersheds, 1916-19961
2New Hampshire in Profile37
3The Nomination Environment65
4Interpretation Games: The News Media in New Hampshire99
5The Importance of Being Earliest135
Conclusion: NASS and Beyond175
Selected Bibliography181
Index185

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