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by Elaine C. Kamarck

ISBN: 0815702922
ISBN13: 978-0815702924
Language: English
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press (July 15, 2009)
Pages: 216
Category: Social Sciences
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In Primary Politics, Elaine Kamarck goes looking for the hidden struggle among major presidential candidates . Ken Bode, formerly with NBC News.

In Primary Politics, Elaine Kamarck goes looking for the hidden struggle among major presidential candidates and key state politicians that has reconstituted the process of presidential selection in our time. The result is essential reading for those who would understand the arrangements we saw in 2008 —and will see in 2012. Byron Shafer, University of Wisconsin. Kamarck shows how the modern nomination system has been created by four decades of Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls. Even those of us who have spent many years in presidential politics will discover something ne. —

Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System (Brookings .

Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System (Brookings Publications (All Titles)). Elaine C. Kamarck is a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at Brookings and the founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management. She is a public sector scholar with wide experience in government, academia, and politics. Kamarck is an expert on government innovation and reform in the United States, OECD countries, and developing countries.

In Primary Politics, political insider Elaine Kamarck explains how the presidential nomination process became the often baffling system we have today. Her focus is the largely untold story of how presidential candidates since the early 1970s have sought to alter the rules in their favor and how their failures and successes have led to even more change. She describes how candidates have sought to manipulate the sequencing of primaries to their advantage and how Iowa and New Hampshire came to dominate the system.

Primary Politics book. In Primary Politics, political insider Elaine Kamarck explains how the presidential nomination process became the often baffling system we have today

Primary Politics book. In Primary Politics, political insider Elaine Kamarck explains how the presidential nomination process became the often baffling system we have today.

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Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating . By Guy Burton and Ted Goertzel. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.

Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System by Elaine . .December 2010 · Political Science Quarterly. Modern Era Presidential Politics - Presidential Leadership in the Americas since Independence.

The 2008 presidential primaries produced more drama than many general election campaigns. John McCain overcame the near-implosion of his campaign to capture the Republican nomination by March, despite a strong challenge from quotable or Mike Huckabee. Hillary Clinton entered the Democratic race as the heavy favourite, only to fall to a first-term senator from Illinois in a battle that lasted into July

Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System, by Elaine Kamarck. 20 of America’s top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy.

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The 2008 presidential primaries produced more drama than many general election campaigns. John McCain overcame the near-implosion of his campaign to capture the Republican nomination by March, despite a strong challenge from quotable pastor-turned-governor Mike Huckabee. Hillary Clinton entered the Democratic race as the heavy favorite, only to fall to a first-term senator from Illinois in a battle that lasted into July. Democratic delegations from Florida and Michigan were unseated and reseated; superdelegates took to the airwaves; and millions of Americans heard of the "robot rule" for the first time.

In Primary Politics, political insider Elaine Kamarck explains how the presidential nomination process became the often baffling system we have today. Her focus is the largely untold story of how presidential candidates since the early 1970s have sought to alter the rules in their favor and how their failures and successes have led to even more change. She describes how candidates have sought to manipulate the sequencing of primaries to their advantage and how Iowa and New Hampshire came to dominate the system. She analyzes the rules that are used to translate votes into delegates, paying special attention to the Democrats' twenty-year fight over proportional representation. Kamarck illustrates how candidates have used the resulting delegate counts to create momentum, and she discusses the significance of the modern nominating convention. Drawing on meticulous research, interviews with key figures in both parties, and years of experience, this book explores one of the most important questions in American politics —how we narrow the list of presidential candidates every four years.

Comments:
Barit
Thank you, this was well written, with interesting detail.

Mot
This is an excellent book, and I will certainly use this valuable tool in my eighth grade U.S. history classes.

Drelalen
The full title is “Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System,” and the book fully delivers what the title promises. Elaine C. Kamarck has served both the DNC and the Clinton White House, as well as the Gore Campaign. She brings an insider’s view to the table.

Kamarck begins by recounting how—and why—the national political party machinery sought to retain control over the presidential nomination process. A populist reform movement began to grow in the late sixties whose vision was to place control of the nominations in the hands of the average voter.

Using the presidential nominations from 1968 to 2008, she traces how the Democratic Party in particular moved from caucuses (which favored party control) and winner-take-all primaries (which allowed weak candidates with early wins to gain more momentum than they should) to the proportional representation (which gives the voter-on-the-street control) reflected in the modern Democratic nomination process.

Kamarck shows that presidential candidates who don’t focus on the early voting states do poorly, and further, that campaigners who don’t shift their focus from winning votes to winning delegates in the second half of the campaign likewise fail to make the cut.

The last part of the book is devoted to discussing the whys and wherefores of uncommitted superdelegates, and whether or not party conventions really matter anymore. Her final chapter is particularly strong, as she talks about possible reforms being considered after the 2008 conventions.

I read the book as part of the research for my upcoming novel, The Candidate. It was an eye-opener to the back room machinations of both political parties, as well as a good primer on basic campaign strategy to capture the nomination of one of the major parties. I recommend the book if you are a political junkie looking for in-depth, behind-the-scenes problems and tactics of a race to win the presidential nomination.

Deorro
If you've ever wondered how on earth Jimmy Carter could defeat Teddy Kennedy's surge in 1980, how Gerald Ford could best Ronald Reagan in 1976, and most revealing, how Hillary Clinton could lose the nomination to Barack Obama, this is the book for you. It's a political junkie's dream. Kamarck combines her insider knowledge from years on the Democratic National Committee and her vantage point as a super delegate with a brilliant analysis of how the system got that way and what's likely, or what's not likely to happen in the future. It's the delgates, stupid! Highly recommended.

Livina
This book gives a superb history of the primary process, together with a clear and concise explanation of the primary process today. Fascinating.

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