ISBN-10:
0742559017
ISBN-13:
9780742559011
Pub. Date:
09/09/2007
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The Constitution on the Campaign Trail: The Surprising Political Career of America's Founding Document

The Constitution on the Campaign Trail: The Surprising Political Career of America's Founding Document

by Andrew E Busch
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ISBN-13: 9780742559011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/09/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 331
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Andrew E. Busch is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of Reagan's Victory: The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right and coauthor (with James Ceaser) of Red Over Blue: The Election of 2004 and American Politics.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
The Constitution and Electoral Politics     15
The Constitution in the Party Platforms     35
The Constitution in Candidate Messages     71
The Constitution in Television Advertising     107
The Constitution in Presidential Debates     129
The Constitution and Third Parties     153
Constitutional Rhetoric and Governing     177
Conclusion: Constitutional Rhetoric and Its Prospects     197
A Note on the Study Method     239
Coded Communications     247
Data Tables     257
Notes     267
Bibliography     301
Index     309
About the Author     319

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