February 20 gov 310L - Key Terms Reagan coalition...

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Key Terms Reagan coalition Democratic coalition Retrospective voting McCarthyism A good democratic election? The 2008 campaign Did some satisfying percentage of the population participate? How high does the percentage need to be? Did the candidates debate the issues? Sometimes they just yell insults at each other If the politicians debate issues, did the media report the debate fairly and accurately? Did the people listen to the debate? Demagoguery is deflecting discussion You want basic stability in the debate If I’m the candidate that says I want to lower taxes and then gets into office and raises taxes, then there is something wrong with democracy Johnson ran as the “peace candidate” He said, “I’m not going to send your sons to Vietnam” A year and a half later, he sent 500,000 troops to Vietnam Parties among other things consist of coalitions… people who are typically republican or typically democratic
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