Campaigns and Elections

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CLIP: State of U.S. Economy
Jason Fichtner and Rudolph Penner talked about the U.S. economy six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. They discussed House Speaker John Boehner’s five-point plan for the economy he gave in a speech September 18, 2014, and the broader economic climate as the midterm elections approached. Topics included the national debt, entitlement programs, tax code reforms, and “right-to-work” laws.
September 20, 2014 : 6 min. 7 sec.

CLIP: Midterm Election Strategies
Political strategists Jim Manley and David Winston talked about strategy and campaign messaging in the 2014 midterm elections.
September 15, 2014 : 4 min. 18 sec.

CLIP: Upcoming Midterm Elections
Nathan Gonzales and Jessica Taylor talked about House and Senate races to watch in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections. They also discuss President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections, and the role the elections played in that decision.
September 7, 2014 : 8 min. 4 sec.

CLIP: Campaign Crisis Management
Rob Jesmer and Celinda Lake talked about how campaigns deal with crisis management. They analyzed Howard Dean's 2004 speech following his third place finish in the Iowa Caucus as an example.
August 28, 2014 : 3 min. 19 sec.

CLIP: Campaign Voter Targeting
John Aristotle Phillips talks about the tactic of voter targeting and how campaigns use this approach to make candidates appealing to voters.
August 27, 2014 : 5 min. 56 sec.

CLIP: Historical Campaign Ad Analysis
Brian Donahue and Joe Fuld discuss and analyze the effectiveness of historical campaign advertisements. Examples include one of the earliest televised Presidential advertisements from Dwight Eisenhower's 1952 campaign and the 1964 Lyndon Johnson "Daisy" advertisement. Do you agree with their assessments?
August 26, 2014 : 4 min. 23 sec.

CLIP: Scottish Independence Referendum
Brian Taylor, Political Editor, BBC Scotland discusses the upcoming Scottish independence referendum.
August 26, 2014 : 8 min. 30 sec.

CLIP: Young Voters and Campaign 2014 & 2016
Evan Feinberg, president of Generation Opportunity, and Matthew Segal, co-founder and president of OurTime, discuss important issues in the 2014 and 2016 elections and what candidates and political leaders can do to attract millennial voters.
August 24, 2014 : 10 min. 52 sec.

CLIP: 2014 Midterm Elections
Larry Sabato gave a preview of the November 2014 midterm elections, including voter attitudes and which races to watch. Topics included the possibility that Republicans could gain control of the Senate.
August 17, 2014 : 10 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: History of the Iowa Caucuses
Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, talked about the history of the Iowa Caucuses and how Iowa became so important to the U.S. presidential election process.
July 20, 2014 : 7 min. 58 sec.
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