The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2004 / Edition 1
The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2004 provides a broad overview of the presidential nomination process through a detailed examination of its most significant components: money and media, polls and interest groups, Iowa and New Hampshire, the invisible primary and the formal primary calendar. Like the two previous volumes in this series (In Pursuit of the White House and In Pursuit of the White House 2000), this book showcases some of the most interesting work now being done on the politics of presidential selection. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the presidential nomination process or just to follow the 2004 campaign.
Chapter 1 I The Front-Loading Problem Chapter 2 II Financing Presidential Nomination under the BCRA Chapter 3 III The Basic Dynamics of the Contemporary Nomination Process: An Expanded View Chapter 4 IV How Incumbent Presidents Run for Reelection Chapter 5 V From Resistance to Adaptation: Organized Labor Reacts to a Changing Nomination Process Chapter 6 VI The Net and the Nomination Chapter 7 VII Only a Lunatic Would Do This Kind of Work: A Journalist's Perspective on the Perspective of Journalists Chapter 8 VIII The Perils of Polling in New Hampshire Chapter 9 IX The Emerging International Trend toward Open Presidential Primaries: The American Presidential Nomination Process in Comparative Perspective