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Missed opportunity : Gore, incumbency and television in election 2000

Author: E D Dover
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains why television-age vice presidents win nominations and shows what they must do to win general elections.

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The 2000 presidential election marked the fourth time since 1960 when a president retired and his party nominated his leading surrogate, the vice president, as potential successor. Dover explains why television-age vice presidents win nominations and shows what they have to do to win the general election. He applies that model to the leading events of the 2000 campaign and shows why Gore lost.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dover, E.D. (Edwin D.), 1946-
Missed opportunity.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
(OCoLC)606674231
Named Person: Albert Gore, Politiker.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E D Dover
ISBN: 0275976386 9780275976385
OCLC Number: 48241390
Description: 203 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: [ch.] 1. Presidential elections in the television age --
[ch.] 2. Elections with surrogate incumbents --
[ch.] 3. The campaigns for the party nominations : 1999 --
[ch.] The campaign for the party nominations : 2000 --
[ch.] 5. The general election campaign between March and August --
[ch.] 6. The general election campaign between August and November --
[ch.] 7. The general election : outcome and meaning --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: E.D. Dover.

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Looks at the features of television-age "elections with surrogate incumbents" and applies them to a description of the leading events of Election 2000. The emphasis is on mediated incumbency, a  Read more...
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?This is both a well-written analysis of the critical institutional and electoral role played by vice presidents and an interesting enlargement on the concept of candidate-centered presidential Read more...

 
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