What Will This Presidential Election Hinge On?

September 2008
National Journal;9/27/2008, p21
The article presents an introduction to a series of articles on what the 2008 U.S. presidential election will ultimately hinge on, as assessed by reporters, editors and analysts. It clarifies that ideology and issues are not the focus of the articles, although such things as the economy are critical factors in the calculus of the electorate. It notes that voters understand that events often end up driving policy in ways that the candidates never envisioned in their journey to the White House.


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