Presidential Studies Quarterly

Presidential Studies Quarterly is a quarterly newsletter on the subject of citizenship. Presidential Studies Quarterly is written by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and published by Sage Publications, Inc., in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, June

2004 Presidential Election: An Introduction
This special issue on the 2004 presidential election marks the second time that Presidential Studies Quarterly has devoted an issue to articles on the most recent election. This journal plans to make this a quadrennial tradition, recognizing the crucial...
A War Too Far? Bush, Iraq, and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election
Following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the issue of security was central to the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Much of the debate focused on the Iraq War of March-April 2003 and in particular on the...
Camelot Only Comes but Once? John F. Kerry and the Catholic Vote
Before you drift to sleep upon your cot, think back on all the tales that you remember.... That once there was a fleeting wisp.... Don't let it be forgot that once there was a spot for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot. --Lyrics...
Contributions and Contributors in the 2004 Presidential Election Cycle
2004 marked a very close presidential race accompanied by unprecedented mobilization and high rates of interest, attention, and participation by the electorate (Bergan et al. 2006). The 2004 election marked a record turnout of over 60 percent of eligible...
Hispanic Voters in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential General Elections
In the highly contested 2004 presidential campaign, Republican George W. Bush captured a slim majority of the popular vote (Federal Election Commission 2005). Bush received 50.73 percent of the vote compared to 48.27 percent obtained by Democratic...
Issue Knowledge and Perceptions of Agreement in the 2004 Presidential General Election
The importance of political information in the democratic process has long been debated. While some view political information as an indispensable component of a healthy democracy (Delli Carpini and Keeter 1996), others maintain that those with minimal...
Mr. Bush's War: Foreign Policy in the 2004 Election
The 2004 election was one of the closest and most bitterly fought in recent years. Though George W. Bush won by the smallest margin for an incumbent since Woodrow Wilson, he nonetheless went from a 543,000-vote deficit in 2000 to a winning margin of...
Partisanship, Party Coalitions, and Group Support, 1952-2004
From the beginning of the New Deal to the end of the twentieth century, partisan conflict revolved predominantly around the fight for support among native white southerners, members of labor union and working-class households, African Americans, Jews,...
Religious Influences in the 2004 Presidential Election
Following the 2004 presidential election, journalists and pundits seized upon religion and public concerns about moral values to explain President George W. Bush's victory. While much of this "Wednesday morning" analysis oversimplified the issues influencing...
The Bush Effect: Polarization, Turnout, and Activism in the 2004 Presidential Election
Americans are closely divided, but we are not deeply divided, and we are closely divided because many of us are ambivalent and uncertain, and consequently reluctant to make firm commitments to parties, politicians, or policies. We divide evenly in...
The Contemporary Presidency: The "Flying White House": A Travel Establishment within the Presidential Branch
One Sunday morning in the spring of 1946, Harry Truman decided he should fly home to Missouri. He slipped out of the White House with a pair of Secret Service agents en route to nearby Bolling Field, where the presidential aircraft was kept. After...
The Law: The CIA Leak Case Indicting Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff
In June 2003, citing "two senior administration officials," syndicated columnist Robert Novak openly identified Valerie Plame as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) "operative" (Novak 2003). It did not take long before politicians in Washington screamed...