However, there is also reason to suggest that this is not the case, and that pluralism determined the outcome of the 2008 election. A significant percentage of America’s population voted in the 2004 election, with even more predicted to vote in the 2008 election which was the case. People were and still are politically aware and therefore made up their own mind. This may have been due to e.g. voting for change and rationally by voting Democratic instead of Republican, or because they believed in Obama.
Obama had three key factors on his side. Firstly he managed to change the voting demographic for early primaries. Early primaries and caucuses such as Iowa and New Hampshire tend to favour establishment candidates, with the voters tending to be older and white. Through his use of the internet and other modern mediums, Obama was able to energise a grassroots swell of young support and was able to record as many voters under the age of 25 (as a percentage of the age group) as over 65, something unprecedented in American politics. Different observers have clashed over how this was achieved.
Assess the extent to which the 2010 election illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of the First Past the Post system? In this essay the relative advantages and disadvantages of the first past the post electoral system will be assessed with reference to the 2010 election. It would be argued that generally the 2010 election illustrated the vast disadvantages of the system while failing to represent most advantages of the system. The first past the post electoral system has been used for many years. In 2011 the government held a referendum offering the public the chance to change the voting system from FPTP to AV but the public voted against changing it.
Although, known for providing the world with unbiased factual news, it is based out of NY which is known for being a highly liberal state being one of the first to legalize gay marriage. This article was published on February 20, 2012. This article comes at a very controversial time for birth control. Obama originally announced that religious-affiliated employers would be forced to provide contraceptive coverage but recently he changed the mandate. After much heat from the Catholic church, he proposed that if the employer’s refused then health insurance would be responsible for providing coverage.
Paul Ryan Portrayed as Pinocchio The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is using Paul Ryan, who is the Republican vice presidential candidate, to pander to the young demographic of voters. Paul Ryan appeals to young people because he runs marathons, does P90X, listens to popular music, and is considered to be young in the field of politics. Mitt Romney’s underlying hope is that Paul Ryan will help impart right wing ideas to the young generation of Americans, which is much more liberal than ever before. Romney’s plan seems to be working; Obama’s percentage of youth supporters has recently dropped from sixty-six percent to forty-nine percent. The fictional puppet character Pinocchio, who is referenced in the cartoons above, was built as a puppet by his father Geppetto and each time he lied, his nose grew longer.
In 2010, the total U.S. Hispanic population was 16 percent of the total U.S. population. By the year 2050 that number is expected to rise to 30.2 percent of the total U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008). Even though the U.S. population continues to grow in diversity; nurses remained a homogenous group. According to Maier-Lorentz (2008), “Approximately 90% of all Registered Nurses are Caucasian. Although Hispanics have become the majority minority in the U.S., it is estimated that there are only 2 % Hispanic Registered Nurses in the nursing profession (Minority Nursing Statistics, 2005)” (p.37).
In the end Mitt Romney was the winner by far. Romney pulled through in the end making undecided voters make a choice. I hope that the next debate Romney is able to perform as well as he did in this debate, because I believe our country needs to see a change and that if Romney is trying as much as he says he is I believe that something good could work. As for Obama, he needs to sit down and practice for the next two debates, for it would be a shame for the President of the United States to look foolish a second time on National
Now you are left with a financial burden of a major illness and we all know that it can be very devastating. I believe that health care should not only be offered but it should be made affordable for everyone. The U.S should immediately adopt the universal healthcare because it will benefit us all and make life easier for everyone. As of today health care has become a controversial topic. After decades of failed attempts by democratic presidents; president Obama finally signed the health care reform in March 2010.
When I was watching Romney’s debates, he was talking about “Obamacare” is not good idea and his one could be better, but I agreed to what Obama had to say and he had some strong moments, particularly when he criticized Romney's plan to turn Medicare into a voucher-like program and noted that "Romneycare" looks an awful lot like "Obamacare." I agree with the President Obama that he's not only thinking about now he is thinking about future. Us students who need good teachers and good technology - without these things we cannot succeed. People should remember what reality is and think practically. They just cannot come and tell that they will cut taxes and provide cheap healthcare programme for
For example, President Obama succeeded in winning Virginia, Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania in the 2012 election. Statistics show if Mitt Romney won these same states he would have become president (Kranish). The ability for change to happen is immense because only