Presidential Nomintation Process

Presidential Nomintation Process - 4.04 Changes in the...

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4.04 – Changes in the Presidential Nomination Process How has the media and technology changed the way political parties operate and nominate candidates? Give three examples to prove your theory. Changes in technology, which are closely tied to changes in the media, have affected the nominating process to unimaginable degrees. The process is far more democratic now than it was before 1968, as the several primaries actually determine the candidates: yet these primaries are far from mutually exclusive. The opening conventions, such as the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire primary, usually determine which nominees become candidates. Yet this is in great part because of technology and the media: the advent of television (commercially available since the late 1930s) provided speedy coverage, and this coverage drew far more attention than the radio, compounding the impact caused by these opening nominations to the point where they became practically the determinants of who would become Presidential nominee. The media’s treatment of
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