And They're Off! Galloping Toward the 2016 Presidential Nomination

David Redlawsk (Political Science)

It's 2016, and that means another U.S. Presidential election. With Barack Obama completing his second (and final term), the campaign to replace him started in earnest last year, as Democrats and Republicans lined up for the Iowa Caucuses and the start of the primary season. This class will chart the race; following candidates and learning about the craziness that is our presidential nomination system. No one would have willingly invented the system of primaries and caucuses that run over many months and clearly exhaust many contenders. But we have it, and a better understanding of how it works and what happens to candidates will help us get a grip on why some people become president, while many others fail.

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01:090:101 section 55 index 18116