This book describes, explains, and reflects upon the 1996 presidential and congressional elections, devoting equal coverage to three phases of the political process: the major party nominations, the general election, and the subsequent government organization. In doing so, this study links elections and governance.
Series Editor Foreword, Steven A. Shull; Introduction, Harvey L. Schantz; 1. Some Things Are Predictable: Nominating Dole, Clinton, and Perot, Emmett H. Buell Jr.; 2. Congressional Nominations in 1996: Procedures, Candidates, and Electoral Patterns, Harvey L. Schantz; 3. The Presidential Campaign and Vote in 1996: Job Ratings of Presidents—and Success or Failure at the Polls, Milton C. Cummings Jr.; 4. Strategic Partisan Decisions and Blunted National Outcomes: The 1996 Senate Election Campaign and Vote, Douglas B. Harris; 5. Sideshows and Strategic Separations: The Impact of Presidential year Politics on Congressional Elections, Garrison Nelson; 6. Clinton’s Second Transition: Historic Aspirations Amidst Divided Government, Margaret Jane Wyszomirski; 7. The Irony of the 105th Congress and Its Legacy, Roger H. Davidson and Colton C. Campbell; Epilogue, Harvey L. Schantz.