Thursday, 30 October 2008

POLL: Who's run the greatest postwar US Presidential campaign?

As you might be able to tell, I've been very impressed by Barack Obama's Presidential election campaign. I think he's barely put a foot wrong and has certainly inspired a lot of people.

But is his campaign the best in recent US history? I thought I'd turn it over to you to decide, using the poll on the left hand side of this page.

In it, I've listed several of the campaigns which I think deserve to be considered among the best from the last 60 years. Please select the one you think is best overall.

And note, this poll is not about the policies of the candidates or on their record in office, just about the campaign they ran.

Please use the comments to give reasons for your choice if you want, and also to make the case for any campaign not listed in the poll.


Hywel said...

Bush 00 - as a pure piece of electioneering at least? IIRC Gore was quite a way ahead at a few points in the run up.

The strategy of mobilsing the religious right as cheerleaders for the campaign was particularly significant.

Unknown said...

I kind of think Ford 76 should be in there - to get within 3% of victory after Watergate, and him pardoning Nixon, was no mean feat.

I think James Baker's campaigns have, apart from Bush '92, been effective if not what we would want.

Anonymous said...

Nixon 1968.

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