front-porch campaign


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Noun1.front-porch campaign - a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel; "William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896"; "her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign"
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
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The exhibit explores how media coverage of presidential campaigns has evolved from William McKinley's 1896 front-porch campaign to Barack Obama's 2012 re-election, as candidates and reporters tangle over issues, images and control of the story.
Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press" explores how media coverage of presidential campaigns has evolved from William McKinley's 1896 front-porch campaign to Barack Obama's 2008 Internet campaign, and "The Eyes of History 2012" features dramatic, award-winning images and video from the annual White House News Photographers Association photo contest.
Other current exhibits include "Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press," which explores how media coverage of presidential campaigns has evolved from William McKinley's 1896 front-porch campaign to Barack Obama's 2008 Internet campaign, "Photo Finish: The Sports Photography of Neil Leifer," "First Dogs: Presidential Pets in the White House" and "Inside Tim Russert's Office.