U.S. Presidential Primaries and the Caucus-Convention System: A Sourcebook

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a multiballot convention remain in the doubtful category. It is noteworthy that neither major party has gone beyond the first ballot since 1952, when the Democrats needed three ballots to select Governor Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois.


NOTES
1.
Mandate for Reform: A Report of the Commission on Party Structure and Delegate Selection to the Democratic National Committee ( McGovern-Fraser Commission) ( Washington, D.C.: Democratic National Committee, 1970), p. 63.
2.
James W. Davis, Presidential Primaries: Road to the White House, 2nd ed. ( Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980), pp. 48-49.
4.
James W. Davis, National Conventions in an Age of Party Reform ( Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983), p. 12; Byron E. Shafer, Bifurcated Politics: Evolution and Reform in the National Party Convention ( Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988).
5.
Theodore H. White, The Making of the President, 1960 ( New York: Atheneum, 1961), p. 58.
6.
Michael Duffy, "The Money Chase," Time 145 ( March 13, 1995): 93.
7.
Theodore H. White, America in Search of Itself ( New York: Harper & Row, 1982), p. 30.
8.
Peter Goldman and Tony Fuller, The Quest for the Presidency 1984 ( New York: Bantam, 1985), pp. 151-153.
9.
Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, and David W. Rhode. Change and Continuity in the 1992 Elections ( Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1994), p. 24.
10.
Barbara Norrander, "The Best Laid Plans . . . Super Tuesday 1988," in Nominating the President, ed. Emmett H. Buell Jr., and Lee Sigelman ( Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1991), p. 88.
11.
Honolulu Advertiser, January 30, 1995.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Notes xii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - Presidential Nominations-- American Style 1
  • Introduction 8
  • 2 - History of Presidential Nominations (1789-1968) 9
  • Notes 18
  • 3 - Party Reform 20
  • Notes 32
  • 4 - Presidential Primaries in the Postreform Era (1972-1996) 34
  • Notes 44
  • 5 - The Caucus-Convention System 45
  • Notes 57
  • 6 - National Convention Delegate Selection Before and After Mcgovern-Fraser Reforms 59
  • Notes 66
  • 7 - Who Are the Delegates? 67
  • Notes 81
  • 8 - Nominating Strategies 83
  • Summary 98
  • Notes 99
  • 9 - Nominating Finance 101
  • Notes 122
  • 10 - Supreme Court Decisions and Presidential Nominations 125
  • Notes 132
  • 11 - Primaries, Caucuses, and the Mass Media 134
  • Notes 144
  • 12 - Primary Debates 146
  • Notes 155
  • 13 - Polls and Primaries 157
  • Notes 170
  • 14 - Voter Participation in Primaries and Caucuses 172
  • Notes 192
  • 15 - Proposed National Primary 195
  • Notes 205
  • 16 - Regional Primaries 206
  • Notes 213
  • 17 - National Preprimary Convention Plan and Other Recent Reform Proposals 215
  • Notes 221
  • 18 - National Nominating Conventions 223
  • Notes 251
  • 19 - Presidential Nominations: The Perot Model 254
  • Notes 261
  • Appendixes 263
  • Glossary 269
  • Selected Bibliography 275
  • Index 283
  • About the Author 295
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