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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

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?


Starter activity

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


Starter activity

What part do national party conventions play in the election process of presidential candidates?


Your task

 Your task

  • 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


Starter activity

Bill Clinton endorses Barack Obama, Democratic Convention, 2008


Starter activity

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


Review

 Review

  • 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

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


Strengths

Strengths

  • 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

  • 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

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


Plenary

 Plenary

  • 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

  • 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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