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Barack Obama and the new America : the 2012 election and the changing face of politics

Author: Larry Sabato
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Larry J. Sabato, one of the leading experts in American politics, has brought together respected journalists and academics from across the political spectrum to examine every facet of the 2012 election and what its development and outcome will mean for the nation moving forward. In frank, accessible prose, each author offers insight that goes beyond the headlines and dives into the underlying forces and shifts that  Read more...
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Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Sabato
ISBN: 9781442222632 1442222638 9781442222649 1442222646
OCLC Number: 819375580
Description: ix, 241 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Obama encore that broke some rules / Larry J. Sabato --
Voting in a time of polarization: why Obama won and what it means / Alan Abramowitz --
A first party-term incumbent survives: the fundamentals of 2012 / James E. Campbell --
Un-conventional wisdom: the 2012 conventions and the nominating process / Rhodes Cook --
The six-billion-dollar election: the impact of federal election laws / Michael E. Toner and Karen E. Trainer --
Voters to the sidelines: old and new media in the 2012 election / Diana Owen --
America's evolving electorate / Nate Cohn --
Candidates matter: 2012's Senate and gubernatorial contests / Geoffrey Skelley --
Republicans hold the line: 2012's national House contest / Kyle Kondik --
Forward: the future of the Democratic Party / Jamelle Bouie --
A time for choosing: the future of the Republican Party / Robert Costa --
Are we in an electoral realignment? / Sean Trende --
From 2012 to 2016: concluding thoughts on the permanent campaign / Susan MacManus.
Responsibility: edited by Larry J. Sabato.

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"Larry J. Sabato, one of the leading experts in American politics, has brought together respected journalists and academics from across the political spectrum to examine every facet of the 2012 election and what its development and outcome will mean for the nation moving forward. In frank, accessible prose, each author offers insight that goes beyond the headlines and dives into the underlying forces and shifts that drove the election from its earliest developments to its dramatic conclusion."--Page 4 of cover.

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President Obama's reelection was the third consecutive reelection of a president-following Presidents Clinton and Bush-during periods of war, terrorist attacks, great financial turmoil, and sharp Read more...

 
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