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 starter activity. . Watch part of Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic Convention. What part do the partners of candidates play in winning presidential campaigns?. . How is the tone of Sarah Brown, the PM’s wife’s speech different at the 2008 Labour Conference?.

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starter activity

Watch part of Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic Convention. What part do the partners of candidates play in winning presidential campaigns?


How is the tone of Sarah Brown, the PM’s wife’s speech different at the 2008 Labour Conference?


How important are the national nominating conventions

How important are the national nominating conventions?

 Aims

To understand and assess the role of NNC’s in the selection of presidential candidates



Your task
 Your task process of presidential candidates?

  • Read about the functions of National Party Conventions, p.62-70 and complete a chart similar to the one below.

  • Highlight in green all the evidence to suggest conventions play a vital role in the election process


process of presidential candidates?

Bill Clinton endorses Barack Obama, Democratic Convention, 2008


process of presidential candidates?

Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking at the 1980 Democratic Convention after failing to win the presidential nomination of his party.


Review
 Review process of presidential candidates?

  • List 3 formal and 3 informal functions of NNCs

  • What evidence is there that the choice of presidential candidate is a foregone conclusion?

  • What is a party platform and a party plank?

  • What’s the ‘bounce’ and why is it so important?


Your task1
 Your task process of presidential candidates?

  • Read p.68-70 and complete a table similar to the one below highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of modern-day conventions.


Strengths
Strengths process of presidential candidates?

  • Identify future winners

  • “Elections may have become less newsworthy, but they are still important” (Stephen Wayne, 2001)

  • Rallying events for campaigners & electorate

Vote Higgins

For President


Weaknesses
Weaknesses process of presidential candidates?

  • Recent opinion polls suggest voters doubt their importance (Washington POst=-ABC, 2008, 12% rated NCCs as ‘extremely important’)

  • NCCs are ‘scripted &sanitised’

  • Decline of TV coverage


Debate
 Debate process of presidential candidates?

  • Divide into two sides. Run a boxing debate on the importance of national conventions in the presidential election process.


Plenary
 Plenary process of presidential candidates?

  • What are the formal and informal functions of national conventions?

  • On balance do you think they are a necessary part of the presidential election process?

Guess the event in the presidential election process.


Homework
 Homework process of presidential candidates?

  • Read Bennett, p.51-6 and take notes on the importance of print journalism, television news, commercials and debates. Write a judgement paragraph on which is the most influential media to day


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