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The swing vote : the untapped power of independents

Author: Linda Killian
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edView all editions and formats
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"Killian paints a vivid portrait of the swing voters around the country and presents a new model that reveals who they are and what they want from their government and elected officials. She also offers a way forward, including solutions for fixing our broken political system. This is not only a timely shot across the bows of both parties but an impassioned call to Independents to bring America back into  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Killian
ISBN: 9780312581770 0312581777
OCLC Number: 707969674
Description: viii, 326 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Who are the Independent voters? --
A brief history of the "passionate center" and how the two parties lost it --
Our broken political system --"riduculous and embarrassing" --
The NPR republicans and the "live free or die" state: New Hampshire --
The Facebook generation and a rocky mountain high: Colorado --
The old dominion is the new Virginia--home of the Starbucks moms and dads: Virginia --
The ultimate swing state--home of the America first Democrats: Ohio --
Can Congress be fixed? --
A question of leadership: the presidency of Barack Obama --
Trying to restore sanity --
Changing the rules of the game --
Battle cry.
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"Killian paints a vivid portrait of the swing voters around the country and presents a new model that reveals who they are and what they want from their government and elected officials. She also offers a way forward, including solutions for fixing our broken political system. This is not only a timely shot across the bows of both parties but an impassioned call to Independents to bring America back into balance."--Provided by publisher.

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