Monday, March 3, 2008

That's the Ticket: Interim Term/Election 2008


Today's class will introduce the topic of the 2008 election, the importance of discussion and dialogue when conversing about politics. And we will spend some time thinking and talking about campaigning, and the politics of personality, all with an eye to Tuesday, March 4, the day of the Texas Primary. Listen to a radio story about the Texas Primary here. Check out this interactive map that details the 2008 election.


Take a USA Today candidate match quiz here, and another candidate quiz here. Record your results in the comments section.
Per today's discussion, here's a link to the Nixon-Kennedy debate. and other one here.

**Your assignments tonight are:
1. to find a newspaper article (local, regional, state, or national newsource) about one of the presidential candidates, bring a hard copy of it to class tomorrow, and be prepared to discuss it.
2. take both candidate quizzes and record the results in the comments section. Before you take the quizzes, record which candidate you think you most clearly identify with; then see what the quizzes reveal.
In no particular order, here are links to the major candidates:
Here's the link to a list of other political parties.

[Photo credit here.]

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brownback led the way on the first quiz and Romney won out on the second. Of the ones still in the race, McCain took 3rd on both quizzes, but Huckabee took second on the 2nd.
Ryan Evans

Anonymous said...

On the first quiz I was most like Tome Tancredo and Duncan Hunter; while the secon quiz i was like Mike HUccabee and Mitt Romney.


Jeff Price

laura said...

USA Today:
1. Hillary Clinton
2. Ron Paul
3. Barack Obama

WQAD Quiz:
1. Ron Paul
2. Hillary Clinton
3. Barack Obama/McCain

Anonymous said...

am Minh Phan
i took the presidental candidate quiz, it matched me with Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama. i think it's right since i like the democrat's point of view about the war in Iraq, and other issues

Anonymous said...

1st quiz
1) Barack Obama
2) Ron Paul

2nd Quiz
1) Ron Paul
2) Mitt romney

John Wallacae

Anonymous said...

I watched parts of the texas voting thing last night with my dad. at around 8 O'clock Bacarisse was down 8%. Also I saw Mike Hucklebee dropped out of the presidental canadicty... if that is how you spell it. Hey John, whats up?
Jeff Price

Anonymous said...

USA Today:
1. Huckabee
2. Romney
3. McCain

WQAD:
1. Huckabee
2. McCain
3. Paul

Caleb H

Anonymous said...

USA Today Quiz:
1. Barack Obama
2. Ron paul
3. Hillary Clinton


WQAD Quiz:
1. Hillary Clinton
2. Barack Obama
3. Mitt Romney

Anonymous said...

the previous post was Mary Papasakelariou. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

the previous post was Mary Papasakelariou. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

USA TODAY-
1. Rudy Giuliani
2. Mike Huckabee
3. Bill Richardson

WQAD-
1.Mike Huckabee
2. Hillary Clinton
3. Barack Obama

-Jason S.-

Anonymous said...

1. Duncan Hunter
2. John McCain
3. Mitt Romney

-Houston Rutherford