Stephen Wayne, a leading scholar of presidential electoral politics, describes and analyzes the crucial politics, procedures, and strategies behind campaign finance, media relations, nominating politics, and the politics and meaning of the general election.
Preface. About the Author. Part I: THE ELECTORAL ARENA. 1. Presidential Selection: A Historical Overview. 2. Campaign Finance. 3. The Political Environment. Part II: THE NOMINATION. 4. The Race for Delegates. 5. Spring Interregnum: Consolidating Victory and Posturing for the Election. Part III: THE CAMPAIGN. 6. Organization, Strategy, and Tactics. 7. Media Politics. Part IV: THE ELECTION. 8. Predicting Presidential Elections. 9. Reforming the Electoral System. Part V: APPENDICES. A. Results of Presidential Elections, 1900-2004. B. 2004 Electoral and Popular Vote Summary. C. 2004 Electoral Vote Distribution. D. Tentative Primary and Caucus Schedule, 2008. E. Republican and Democratic Party Conventions and Nominees, 1900-2008.