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By Robert V. Friedenberg

We won't ever recognize the fitting id of America's first political advisor. it truly is most probably that applicants have been looking favorable insurance in colonial newspapers as early as 1704; it's also most probably that via 1745 applicants have been utilizing handbills and pamphlets to reinforce press insurance of campaigns; and we all know that one profitable candidate, George Washington in 1758, bought refreshments for strength electorate. those conventional methods to profitable votes have lately been amplified through specialists who've proven how cable networks, videocassettes, modems, faxes, concentration teams, and different technique of communique should be placed to partisan use. during this booklet, Robert V. Friedenberg examines all the verbal exchange strategies utilized in modern political campaigning.

After offering a background of political consulting, Friedenberg examines the vital conversation specialities utilized in modern campaigns. all through, political specialists talk about their methods and evaluation the advantages and shortcomings of those tools. a useful textual content for what's arguably the main swiftly altering box of utilized conversation, this paintings is needs to studying for college kids and researchers of yank politics, utilized communique, and modern political theory.

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Once forewarned, presumably the candidate can be prepared. 4. What specific groups of voters should be sympathetic to the candidate? Once these voters are identified they can be geographically located within the district and a host of campaign activities: media advertising, speeches, direct POLLING CONSULTANTS 35 mailings, door-to-door canvases, get-out-the-vote efforts, and the like can be targeted to them. 5. What specific groups of voters are unlikely to be sympathetic to the candidate? Once these voters are identified they can be largely ignored and the candidate and campaign’s time and money can be directed more productively elsewhere.

Although I have added to her discussion and adapted it to my purposes in dealing with political consultants, I am indebted to her analysis for providing me an exceedingly useful paradigm from which to build. See Jamieson, Packaging the Presidency, p. 4. A HISTORY OF POLITICAL CONSULTING IN AMERICA 27 9. Jackson won 99 electoral votes. Adams won 84 electoral votes. Crawford won 41 electoral votes. Clay won 37 electoral votes. The House of Representatives would select from the top three finishers; hence Clay was not a candidate once the House began to deliberate, but as Speaker of the House he wielded undue influence to determine among the remaining three candidates.

439. 27. : Smithsonian Institution, 1989). This flyer details the history of campaign buttons and is included with a variety of reproductions of campaign materials available through the Smithsonian. 28. Details about the invention and growth of radio can be found in any good history of media text. See, for example, chapter 8 of Stan Le Roy Wilson, Mass Media/Mass Culture (New York: Random House, 1989), pp. 173–196. 29. , pp. 197–232. 30. Edward L. Bernays, Crystalizing Public Opinion (New York: Liveright Publishing Company, 1961).

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