Since there were Presidential elections, there have been political debates. Each political party must take part in a political debate to provide the public with their stance on certain issues. Some people may have different opinions on which political party should win the political debate. During the 2008 Presidential election, each political party got to take part in many political debates, where they defended their political viewpoints and tried to outshine the other political party.
The 2008 Presidential election was a very important election. For the first time in history, a black man was running for president and women were also running as president and vice presidential candidates. Barack Obama was in the political party known as the Democratic Party and John McCain was running for the political party known as the Republican Party. Both presidential candidates had to take part in political debates throughout the election. They both did a good job in defending their political party and opinion, while providing the public with their stance on political issues. For every political debate, there are rules that a candidate should always remember. These rules will help a candidate through a political debate, they will even help any common person win a debate over anything. The first rule a candidate of a political party should follow in a political debate is prepare. The candidates in the 2008 Presidential elections both practiced numerous hours on their speeches and made sure they were ready for any question that would be thrown at them. During a political debate, and any debate for that matter, you should always be prepared. Practicing in front of a mirror and watching other political debates can help a candidate do better. Another rule a candidate should follow is to stick to their message. The media and public will notice if a candidate changes their stance on any issue. If you have a message you should stick with it. Ending the political debate with a restatement will reinforce the position of the political party and candidate. Also, political candidates in any political party must be aware of the issues. No matter what political party the candidate is in, they should study and master the views of all the other political parties. Research is key in a political debate. Finally, a candidate must acknowledge their opponent’s position. Regarding the 2008 Presidential Election, most polls and reviews stated that Barack Obama had won the debate. John McCain was said to have fumbled through the economic portion of the debate, while Obama was clear and decisive. John McCain did better in the foreign affairs portion and won over people by repeatedly calling Barack Obama “inexperienced”. But presidential candidate Obama did better discussing the domestic front and his comparison of McCain to the failed Bush administration had a big impact on voters. Barack Obama did win the Presidency in 2008 and is now President of the United States of America.
A political debate is a big deal, no matter what political party you are affiliated with. Political debates give the public insight to what each political party stands for. The best way for a candidate to express themselves is through a political debate. When candidates give speeches they obviously state which issues they want to fix, but only during a political debate is when they really get the chance to battle their opponent.
Political polls are a great way to get information on a political candidate, political campaign, political election, and many more political issues. People can follow the political polls to see how each candidate’s political campaign is going. The 2008 Presidential Election was covered more than any other election and the political polls were constantly changing in that election. Political polls really help determine the popular candidate in a political campaign. There are other political polls that cover other issues than just a political campaign including economy, national security, congress, taxes, senate, foreign relations, global warming, religion, bailout, abortion, social security, ethnicity, recession, consumer confidence, environment, healthcare, gay marriage and much more. There are many political polls but we must consider several factors before accepting the polls. This is especially important during a political campaign. Polls for political campaigns, like other political polls, have a margin of error of +/-3 percent. This means that If 50 percent of the people taking part polled “a” and 47 percent polled “b” then there is no statistical difference between the two viewpoints of the political campaign poll. Another factor in political campaign polls is the people that are polling. Most political polls that poll … Continue reading
The 2008 Presidential Election was one of the most important political elections to ever take place in America. The first black man was running to become president in a political election. Not only was it huge for America, it was a big deal for world politics and many people from all over the world followed this political election. When Presidential candidate Barack Obama won the political election in November, people from around the world rejoiced. Other countries were jubilant over the political election of Barack Obama as president of the United States of America. World politics stations have been covering the 2008 political elections just as much as political news stations in the U.S. World politics and political elections around the world have always been covered by U.S news stations, but world politics stations covered the 2008 political election more than ever. World politics leaders have really praised Obama and were glad he won the 2008 political election. The UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said that Barack Obama’s win of the 2008 political election was “historic” and that they both “share many values”. France’s Nicolas Sarkozy said that the political election had raised “enormous hope”. World politics have never been … Continue reading
The political candidates of the 2008 Presidential Election were both covered heavily on all political news stations and regular news stations as well. Political news has swamped television sets, especially this year. Political news channels did a good job of covering both political candidates before, during and after the Election. Political news stations have always covered political candidates in different lights, throughout the years. The most popular political news stations are CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. Many will say that most political news stations are liberal and favored Obama out of all the political candidates that were running in the 2008 Presidential Elections, but there are many that also believe that Fox News obviously favored John McCain out of all the presidential candidates, because they are a conservative political news station. But, throughout the years, the political news stations have done a great job covering the political candidates. For example, CNN was the first to expose the Watergate Scandal and the truth about Nixon. “Liberal” political news stations like MSNBC went to great lengths to cover the political candidates for the 2008 Presidential Election. They traveled all over the country, following the political candidates on their political election tours, spoke … Continue reading
In America there are many political parties with different political views. The two main political parties that have contrasting political views are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Their political views differ on everything from gun control to gay rights. Everyone should know the political views of the political parties before casting their vote. The two main political parties in America, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, have contrasting political views on many different subject. The Democratic Party is more liberal and is accepting of change, while the Republican Party is more conservative and follows established tradition. Generally, the political views of the political parties differ on issues like religion, bureaucracy, military, business and responsibility. The Republicans believe that the United States were founded on the principle that individuals have certain freedoms and rights which cannot be infringed upon. The Democrats believe that the people who founded this country garunteed constitutional rights that don’t pertain to our present situation. Republicans are usually pro-religion, pro-military, pro-business and personal responsibility as opposed to the Democratic Party which believes the government should play a big role in solving problems and the government should step in when people can’t help themselves. Republicans … Continue reading
Race politics is one of the most important political issues. Not only has race politics changed since the beginning of politics, it has changed the way people think about others and what they can do. It is one of the most powerful political issues and in the 2008 Presidential elections, race politics were talked about more than ever. Race politics have been around for many years. Martin Luther King Jr. took an interest in many political issues, the most important being race politics. In 1964 President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act. Since then race politics have been one of the most important political issues. Not until the 2008 Presidential Election has race politics been so discussed and picked apart. Politics have always been divided between Democrats and Republicans, left and right. But with America becoming so diverse, race politics are becoming a bigger and more important issue. There are many political issues that the government needs to face, but one of the most important of those political issues is race politics. Race has always been one of the most important political issues that America faced. From slavery to Affirmative Action, race has played a big role in America, … Continue reading
There is a lot of political corruption that goes on within our political system, even though many people aren’t aware of it. But there are also political corruption scandals within the political system that make headline news. There are different forms of political corruption that can occur within a political system. Usually political corruption consists of the use of ones power or position to gain an advantage or money, like extortion. Political corruption has been around since the Europeans settled in America. The people highest in charge used their power and positions to enrich themselves in every way. The United States Constitution helped the political system and change the corrupt ways. One of the most famous political corruption scandals in our political system was the Watergate scandals. Watergate were a series of American political corruption scandals during the presidency of Richard Nixon that resulted in his resignation and the indictment of several of his advisors. They were trying to get one over on the political system by breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Office complex in 1972. They performed numerous counts of political corruption crimes including political espionage, sabotage, illegal break ins, campaign fraud, improper tax … Continue reading
State politics are often shaped by federal government politics and policies. The state politics in one state may be different in another. Federal government politics are the same for the whole nation. These Federal government politics play a big role in state politics. Government politics and policies have always affected state politics. Government politics basically are the governing authority over a certain political unit. The government has the authority to make laws, solve disputes and issue administrative decisions. National government politics often affect state politics and policies. State politics often affect people of certain states on different levels. There are different state politics laws for every state. For example, in Massachusetts, gay marriage is legal and two people of the same sex can legally get married. In other states this isn’t possible due to the government politics and politics they put on the state politics and government. The purpose of government politics is to maintain basic security and public order. There are different government politics for the nation. State politics cover a state, while local politics and policies cover the rules and regulations for certain towns or cities, as opposed to the state as a whole. There may be government … Continue reading
American politics have always been covered in schools around the nation. But now, race and politics are a subject that has been brought into schools and American politics classes. Children are learning more about the race and politics that shaped the country they live in. American politics covers the federal government, state government, legislature, presidency, judiciary power, elections, political parties, and political culture of the United States of America. Schools all over the nation have been teaching American politics classes since education started. Now, race and politics are being covered more than ever in schools. Children are learning about issues concerning race and politics and different race and politic laws and cases. Now that America nominated its first black President, race and politics are being discussed more in schools all over the nation. More and more kids are taking American politics classes to learn how race and politics play a major role in their lives. Children’s opinions could be swayed easily by the media’s coverage of race and politics, but in their American politics classes they learn the real truth of race and politics and why they are so important to our country. American politics is a serious class that … Continue reading
Media politics have always been based on the system of providing clear, unbiased political information to the public. Cnn politics have always been fair and unbiased when covering situations like elections, war, economic and social issues. Cnn politics have become on of the top media politics stations in the country do to its analysis of political situations. Cnn politics cover media politics 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a dedicated staff. Cnn politics rely heavily on Cnn’s global team of thousands of professionals. Cnn, also known as the Cable News Network was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Cnn politics started to be taken very seriously when cnn covered the Gulf War in 1991. Cnn politics was the one of the three media politics stations that covered the Gulf War, able to communicate from Iraq during the first few hours of the bombing. Cnn politics newscasters then became household names and since then media politics have been trusted to be covered by cnn politics newscasters. Cnn politics newscasters were also the first to cover the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. Cnn is known to cover media politics in an unbiased way. Cnn politics also … Continue reading