From the presidency of George Washington to the 1996 re-election of Bill Clinton, presidential elections in America have always had an aura of excitement and anticipation. Many aspects of campaigning associated with this highest office have remained consistent over the years; still others have changed with the widespread use of radio, television, and the internet.
Eager voters no longer have to attend political rallies, long-winded debates, and whistle-stop tours to learn of their candidate's positions on a variety of issues. Now, the candidates come directly into our living rooms, mailboxes, and lives . . . sometimes more often than we would like.
This book highlights some of the many interesting and controversial aspects of several presidential campaigns in our nation's history through excerpts from speeches, journals, news accounts, cartoons, songs, and campaign novelties.
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