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  • Campaign Promises Need
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    In political campaigns today there are problems. One of the problems with campaigns today is soft money. Another problem I believe we should address is, candidates making promises to get elected and then not keeping those promises. One final problem that should be addressed is the way the candidates go about being elected. The first problem with campaigns today deals with campaign contributions. People can only give so much money to a candidate themselves, so they instead give money to the polit...
  • Appearance Of A Candidate On Public Television
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    Politics and Society Media, money, and the First Amendment are three key influences in a successful political run. Media coverage is important to familiarize the public with the candidate and to show where he stands on certain issues. Money is needed to buy television and radio time. The First Amendment guarantees everyone the freedom of speech, but how can this be reasonably defined. One possible solution would be restrictions on the amount of money that individuals can donate to support their ...
  • Negative Ads At The End Of Campaign
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    Throughout history politicians have used various methods, such as persuasive speeches, political advertising and political rallies, to achieve their primary goal, the winning votes. But according to the results of the reseach made by Won Ho Chang (Professor and Director of the Stephenonson Research Center at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism), Jae-Jin Park (Public Relation Specialist with LG Corporation in Seoul, Korea) and Sung Wook Shim (graduate student in the School of Journa...
  • Governmental Restrictions On Political Advertising During Elections
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    In recent years, more and more attention has been brought to the subject of advertising and how it effects its viewers. Many people believe that there is too much sex and violence in advertisements and they want to put a stop to it. These people believe that sex really doesn t sell and it shouldn t be allowed to be put into the media. On the other hand, there are people that are firm believers in the idea that sex and violence sell. These people have a strong idea that the public wants to see th...
  • Political Candidates Religion
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    How Important is a Political Candidates Religion in American Politics Religion and Politics have played a loud and at some times discordant counterpoint in the United States for many years. There has always been a correlation between conservative politics and fundamentalist religion in American History. As American's we " ve always had had the constitutional right to chose our religion. Yet our country's leaders, that sit in the highest political seats have traditionally been evangelistic Protes...
  • Television News Coverage Of Politics
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    In the 1950's, television, having been introduced to political coverage as a new medium, surpassed the dominance of newspaper and radio media as the primary public source of information regarding politics by 1962. Political processes and events of various measures were all soon televised in recognition of overwhelmingly positive public feedback. By the 1970's, live coverage of major political events were as common as seeing grass on the ground. Through the impact of television, political campaig...
  • Arguments About Humorous Politicians And Political Humor
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    THE POLITICS OF COMEDY Is this thing on? In efforts to promote voter education, laughter is perhaps the best strategery. Comedy and tragedy prove one in the same, as the saying goes. The variability of the twosome, however, substantiates rather inconsistently in politics, an arena overflowing with participants who take themselves too seriously. And where a potential candidate attempts to utilize comic relief, one often discovers the result to be rather tragic. In lieu of the consequences politic...
  • Elective Office And Many People
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    Discrimination against Women in Politics: Myth or Reality The United States of America prides itself on its democratic tradition. Yet does democracy not mean that citizens from all races and classes and both sexes should be represented Since women were granted suffrage in 1920, they have made great progress. Even so, women continue to be underrepresented in government considering their proportion of the population. There are some barriers that have traditionally stood in the way of women running...
  • 1950's Television And American Presidential Politics
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    Television has played a decisive role in politics in the past 50 years. Since the 1950's television and American presidential politics have gone hand in hand. The power of television and its persuasive influence on the American political arena can be seen early in the 1950's, yet its most historically profound era can be said to have started in the 1960's. In 1960 John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Richard Mil house Nixon met in the television arena for 4 political debates. Those events are considered ...
  • Increased Voter Turnout
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    Introduction Throughout our nation's vast political history, there have emerged many candidates for political office that one would consider extreme. These "extreme" candidates influence the perceptions of the constituency, which in turn influences voter turnout. There have been such infamous names as David Duke, George Wallace, , and Elaine Brown, who have provoked large public uproars over their political beliefs such responses translated into increased voter turnout to keep these candidates o...

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