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Third Wheel Politics: Presidential aspirations from the fringe

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Baker, C.J.
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Department of Journalism; Dr. Michael Brown
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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eng

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This project is an attempt to look at the lesser-known candidates seeking the U.S presidency in 2008. In most media outlets, third-party and other fringe candidates are given little more than a dismissive snicker. This project aims to give long-shot contenders a chance to tell their stories. Much of the rhetoric surrounding the 2008 race has focused on the concept of hope. In a sense, fringe candidates are the most audacious form of hope imaginable. They are typically marginalized for a reason – they often have eccentric views, and in the end, they have no chance of winning the presidency. However, this is precisely why their stories are so interesting. These candidates press on – spending time and money in the face of impossible odds. This project is an attempt is designed to provide voting public an opportunity to learn more about democracy and the many presidential contenders left out of the spotlight.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Presidential candidates--United States; Presidents--United States--Elections--2008; Third parties (United States politics)

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Undergrauate Research Day 2008

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