The democratic society consist of the working class, it determines how much money they gain or how much tax they will be paying for the year. So they'd wanted o chose a candidate that will benefit them. He democratic society also seemed like it wanted to be heard in this year's election. They spent million of dollars on making ads, posters, and billboards that would interest the average middle class citizen to go out and vote. The democratic society also was aware that the republicans were going to meet this election head on because a democratic had served two terms in office, and they are very anxious to change that. Another significance that the elections have in a democratic society is that it made people pay more attention to what each candidate was saying.
The democratic candidate didn't nessariarly have to be voted for, that is if he wasn't promising what we was looking for. But majority of the time it doesn't happen that way, and the democratic society votes in a fellow democratic into office. The final significance about a democratic society in elections is that the majority of the democratic society is in the middle class. They want someone that will make their lives better. After getting a pay raise, or better working conditions, from a democratic present the last eight years, it would be close to impossible to not support a fellow democratic if he is running for office. However, the Democratic Party has not always been as strong as it is today.
In the 1950 s and the early 1960 s, the Democrats far outnumbered Republicans and despite their lower turnout, were successful at both the state and national levels. (150) Democrats have won one in five presidential elections since 1964, and in 1980, for the first time in twenty-four years. Although proportion of "strong Democrats" has dropped sharply, and voting defection from party devotion has increased at all levels. (150) Democratic candidates can no longer count on almost automatic majorities among urban workers, white southerners, union members, and members of certain ethnic and religious groups. This wearing away of traditional voting support cannot easily be explained by some momentary event or prominent personality. (151) Conflict over race within the Democratic Party is not a new phenomenon.
While the racial character of the Democratic Party was changing significantly between the 1950 s and the 1980 s, at the leadership level the party became the one most strongly advocating the rights of blacks. Johnnie Wells, one of Jesse Jackson's supporters in 1984, on the failure of Democratic coalition politics, stated, "It's just a continuation of white flight. When black people move in, the whites move out." (151) This shows that there is a huge conflict with racialism when it comes to elections. The Democratic controlled Congress passed several landmark civil rights bills and beat back numerous attempts to avoid pro-black Supreme Court decisions. Given these events, plus generational replacement of older, less well-educated Democrats by better-educated, younger Democrats, one would expect a significant liberalization of racial attitudes among white Democrats. That is, whites opposed to black civil rights would leave the party so the majority base of the party would increasingly reflect a more liberal racial perspective.
(153) This more liberal orientation would then be consistent with the policies espoused by party leaders and embodied in party platforms. We should examine this possibility by considering the views of whites Democrats on school integration and government aid to minorities. Vice president Al Gore made it his business to make sure he knows and understands where the minorities in the U. S. He made sure he knew our wants needs and what we were looking for in a president. And like the democratic society minorities wanted a candidate that will benefit them in the long ran.
Meaning then that they would most likely vote for a democratic candidate. Vice President Al Gore realize that the number of minorities in the U. S. out numbered the number of upper class citizens that vote every year, so he made it his priority to reach to them first.
Participation of minorities could change the elections results in numerous ways. Like said earlier, the number of minorities out number that number of the members in the upper class. Therefore the participation of the minorities in this election will make the outcome of this election very close. The minorities of the United States have been educated on the right they have, and how it is their chose on what candidate they feel should represent them. Different candidates running for different positions have been going out to high schools targeting mainly high school seniors that would be able to vote in the following elections. They presented what they represented and how they would work hard to help them after they graduate.
If it would be in financial aid, grants, or a guarantee that they would be admitted to a Florida school, whatever it took to make sure they had that students vote. Many people, including myself, would like for the election process to be improved so it can be more inclusive and representative of all segments of the populations. This 2000 election is a very good example of the one the reasons why one would want that to happen. After having the entire United States vote, it still ended up being that one state out of fifty states on deciding who be the president of the United States. That why many had proposed that the whole election should had been done all over again. The results in the state of Florida was a little bit out of the ordinary.
One major reason was because of Bush's brother governing the state of Florida and that same state end up been the one that having problems. Everyone that voted for Gore is still fighting up till today, and that fight will last until they get the results that they want. Representative government as a variable set of institutions must provide a balance between popular participation and efficient decision-making. The desire and commitment to achieve representation of the ordinary citizen's views in the councils of government must be honored to redeem the high value which democratic philosophy finds in the individual. At the same time, the governing institutions must act, and to act decisions must be made that favor some views and deny others. Unhappily, arguments over comparative representation, majority rule, or over the existence of popular participation in public policy formation have of necessity been carried out largely without benefit of direct evidence.
(285) The gross and indirect evidence, subject to so man interpretations, becomes persuasive only when national electoral upheavals, massive social protest movements or widespread civil disobedience demonstrate that some policy views have not been enough civil represented. (284) In my view, I believe that the sociological theory that best describes the elections process would have to conflict. Numerous candidates are running for the same position, and they all are in conflict with one another. Not only mentally, but also physically. They have to put everything on hold in order for them to take all of the name-calling and allegation that will thrown their way. All of their families business will be all in the open, and they would have to go through all the name-calling and allegations too, along with the pain and embarrassment of losing the election and the victory of winning the election.
The presidential candidate that I had planned on and voted for is in deed Vice-president Al Gore. I agree with what he represents, and from what he is campaigning, it seems as if he will help me with financial aid to attend school. And I also believe that he will keep minimum wage at a reasonable rate, because with these things thing, life as I know it would be the same. The issues that he addresses throughout the whole election are issue that I am very interested in. But the main reason why I believe that Vice-President Al Gore would make is an excellent chose for President of the United States of America because he has been in office with President Clinton for the last eight years, and I have seem nothing but progress for the United States of America. By President Clinton's side, he has help make the country a little better for every race, culture and different income class.
That is the type of work that I want to continue in the United States now and four years from now.