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The election of 2000 : reports and interpretations
Pomper, Gerald M.
Publication Information:
New York : Chatham House Publishers, [2001]

Physical Description:
vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The Clinton enigma : seeking consensus, breeding discord / E. J. Dionne Jr. -- The presidential nominations / William G. Mayer -- The campaign and the media / Marjorie Randon Hershey -- Public opinion in the 2000 election : the ambivalent electorate / Kathleen A. Frankovic and Monika L. McDermott -- Financing the 2000 elections / Anthony Corrado -- The presidential election / Gerald M. Pomper -- The Congressional elections / Paul S. Herrnson -- The meaning of the election / Wilson Carey McWilliams -- Appendix A: President George Walker Bush: the Inaugural Address -- Appendix B: the Bush Administration
Reading Level:
1510 Lexile.
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Continuing a tradition of excellence in postelection analysis, Gerald M. Pomper leads a distinguished team of experts offering timely and insightful assessment of the first presidential election of the 21st century.After a relatively uneventful campaign season, the American electorate divided evenly between two similar candidates who raised and spent record sums of money. Election Day was followed by an unprecedented period of uncertainty that was finally resolved in a controversial judicial decision. How all this happened--and why--is discussed by this dynamic lineup of election specialists.Gerald M. Pomper (Rutgers University), author of Passions and Interests: Political Party Concepts of American Democracy.Anthony Corrado (Colby College), author of Campaign Finance Reform and Paying for Presidents.E. J. Dionne Jr. (Washington Post), author of Why Americans Hate Politics and They Only Look Dead.Kathleen A. Frankovic, Director of Surveys and producer, CBS News.Paul S. Herrnson (University of Maryland), author of Congressional Elections: Campaigning at Home and in WashingtonMarjorie Randon Hershey (Indiana University), author of Running for Office.William G. Mayer (Northeastern University), author of In Pursuit of the White House 2000: How We Choose Our Presidential Nominees.Monika L. McDermott, Manager of Surveys for CBS News for 2000 Election.Wilson Carey McWilliams (Rutgers University), author of Beyond the Politics of Disappointment: American Elections, 1980-1998.

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Choice Review

Every four years, starting with the election of 1976, Gerald Pomper (Rutgers) has been the lead author of a book that reports and interprets that year's presidential and congressional elections. The account of the 2000 election is accurate, fair, insightful, interesting, and thorough. E.J. Dionne (Washington Post) begins the book by succinctly and brilliantly describing the enigmatic Clinton presidency, which set the context for the election. William Mayer (Northeastern Univ.) explains how the front-loading of the primaries helped the eventual winners. Marjorie Random Hershey (Univ. of Indiana) explores the frames the media used to present the candidates to the American people. Kathleen Frankovic and Monika McDermott (CBS) depict a complacent electorate ambivalent in its preferences. Anthony Corrado (Colby College) describes election financing, Pomper reports the demographics of the vote, and Paul Herrnson (Univ. of Maryland) covers the congressional elections. Wilson Carey McWilliams (Rutgers Univ.) concludes with his provocative assessment of the meaning of the election. What makes this book so valuable is that it is not merely competent experts reporting what happened, but wise experts interpreting the election of 2000. In advancing understanding of a unique election, they provide a fascinating account of the state of American democracy. Recommended for all levels. R. E. O'Connor Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus