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Palin Effect

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

At no point during the 2008 election campaign did the John McCain image generate much dramatic force. When Steven Schmidt assumed control over image making in early summer, even he could not liven up ... More


Financial Crisis

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Palin effect deflated before the financial crisis, and her polluted representation had already brought down John McCain. From that point on, the civil power of the Republican Party's election ... More


Imagining Heroes

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Political stories are all about heroes. It is because Barack Obama could not be a hero in south Chicago's black community that he lost that long-ago congressional race. Only by losing could Obama ... More


Working the Binaries

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

As election campaigns work the binaries, they try to simplify the meaning of every issue that comes up, bringing it into semiotic alignment with one side or the other of the great divide. Candidates ... More


Walking the Boundaries

JEFFREY C. AlEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores a strategy that seemed to offer Republicans an alternative pathway to victory. Rather than working the binaries, John McCain could walk the boundaries. If he had difficulty ... More


Running to the Right: Effects of Campaign Strategy on Mass Opinion and Behavior

Diana Mutz and Susanna Dilliplane

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the occasion of Republican John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as a vice-presidential running mate because this event signaled to many voters an abrupt change in McCain's ... More


Senators Kerry and McCain: Empowering the Commanders in Chief

Ryan C. Hendrickson

in Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160948
eISBN:
9780813165462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160948.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the legislative records of Senators John Kerry (D–Mass.) and John McCain (R–Ariz.) related to U.S. war powers. Both senators have long and sustained records of supporting ... More


Weighing Intangibles, Questioning Assumptions

Philip B. Heymann

in Living the Policy Process

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195335385
eISBN:
9780199851690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335385.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines what effort was made to identify all important classes of consequences and then to predict and assess them. It begins with the overall government choice and, after that, looks ... More


Epilogue

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Just before midnight on the evening of election day, November 4, 2008, in Chicago's Grant Park, Barack Obama acknowledged victory in a speech to the hundred thousand people who gathered to consecrate ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Electoral Innovation at the Grand Old Party

Daniel Kreiss

in Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199350247
eISBN:
9780199350483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199350247.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 charts the work of the 2000 McCain campaign and the 2004 George W. Bush re-election bid in detailing the history of the party from 2000 through 2004. It analyzes the innovations of John ... More


Republican Party Inertia in a Changed Political Context

Daniel Kreiss

in Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199350247
eISBN:
9780199350483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199350247.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter charts the history of the Republican Party network from President George W. Bush’s re-election to John McCain’s defeat in 2008. This chapter explains the different fortunes of the two ... More


The Breach: Involving a visit by two important persons, a chance encounter, and a revelation

Emmanuel David

in Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on a press conference organized by Women of the Storm on the occasion of a visit by John McCain and Lindsey Graham. It documents in detail the scene of the press conference, ... More


Legacies

Glenn Robins

in The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813143231
eISBN:
9780813144450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143231.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

When Robinson remarried in 1994, his second wife encouraged him to embrace his legacy as a Vietnam War POW. In additional to returning to Vietnam for the documentary, Robinson became active in two ... More


Comparing the Bush Presidencies

Michael F. Cairo

in The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136721
eISBN:
9780813141275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136721.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter offers an analysis of the lessons, both general and specific one can draw from a comparison of the Bush presidencies’ policies in the Middle East. The chapter begins by offering lessons ... More


American Healthcare

George J. Annas

in Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195391732
eISBN:
9780190267650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391732.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines what ails the healthcare system in the United States, suggesting that fear of death is at its core. More specifically, it argues that no real progress can be made in reforming ... More


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