The Politics of Authenticity in Presidential Campaigns, 1976-2008

The Politics of Authenticity in Presidential Campaigns, 1976-2008

eBook - 2012
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"Ideas of "authenticity" became central to presidential campaigns in the late 20th century. Beginning in 1976, Americans elected six presidents who represented evolving standards of authenticity. Interacting with the media and their publics, these successful presidential candidates structured their campaigns and images around the projection of authenticity and connecting with voters as "one of us."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
ISBN: 9780786491094
0786491094
9780786469963
078646996X
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction
People just like us
There you go again
Morning in America
Belgian endives, quiche out of a can
The man from Hope
In the kitchen with Bill
Hanging chad
Flip-flopping
Conclusion.
Summary: "Ideas of "authenticity" became central to presidential campaigns in the late 20th century. Beginning in 1976, Americans elected six presidents who represented evolving standards of authenticity. Interacting with the media and their publics, these successful presidential candidates structured their campaigns and images around the projection of authenticity and connecting with voters as "one of us."--Provided by publisher.

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