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  1. 5. The presidentialelectionprocess, part 1 I. The primaries and caucuses II. The party conventions

  2. I. The primaries and caucuses -“grassroots”/”rank-and-file” -caucuses: three stages: precinct, county, and state levels -first primary: Wisconsin 1905 -Iowa first caucus since 1972, New Hampshire first primary since 1920 -“bellwether states” -“Super Tuesday” (2012: ten states, 419 delegates – 18.2% of the total) -“native son”

  3. II. The party conventions -2012: RNC: Tampa, FL, Aug 27-30; DNC: Charlotte, NC, Sep 4-6 -Democrats: 5,556 delegates; Republicans: 2,286

  4. Clint Eastwood’s speech at the RNC

  5. -party platform • -“planks”

  6. The Obama familyat the 2012 DNC

  7. “superdelegates” • the ticket (presidential + vice-presidential candidates)