In order to measure political learning (from the pre- to postconvention
period), I make use of a series of questions that asked respondents about candidate policy stances.
But in many ways the preconvention campaign to call the gathering into being and persuade respected, experienced leaders to attend, and the postconvention
campaign to persuade the states to ratify, illustrate this brand of politics at its best.
today in Manila) he will probably not be able to erase all of Mitt Romney's gains in the polls after his debate performance in Denver last week, gains that appear to have flattened President Barack Obama's postconvention
112, to facilitate transportation for the Government." After clearing the Committee on Military Affairs, the senate awaited the results of Seddon's railroad convention before putting the bill to a vote, adjusting it if necessary, based on the secretary of war's postconvention
November 20-23, 2003 * National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference: Partners in Learning (Postconvention
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In the wake of missed opportunities and defeat, veteran suffragists reevaluated the postconvention
political landscape and concluded that the legislature would refuse to place a referendum before the electorate so soon after ratification of the new constitution.
Ironically, the shooting that triggered the Harlem Riot had occurred within hours of Barry Goldwater's acceptance speech to the Republican convention, an event that placed "crime in the streets" firmly on the national agenda and crystallized the conservative critique of "law and order." (22) During his postconvention
campaign, Goldwater studiously avoided direct assaults on the Civil Rights Act.
As we restructured, these would come to include researching the postconvention
views of both attendees and exhibitors as well as managing member evaluations of each of the educational sessions and meeting functions.
And there can be no doubt that Al Gore's championing of ordinary people over powerful interests gave a postconvention
boost to his sagging candidacy.
Besides mobilizing the Democratic base, the most notable and lasting result of his postconvention
surge [see Ruy Teixeira, "Gore's Tenuous Bond with Working Voters," TAP, November 20, 2000] was to elevate his average support among these women to a more respectable level, roughly from the mid-30s to the mid-40s.
Extensive, generally favorable press coverage also fueled the postconvention
meeting (postcon) A forum at which relevant staff meet with contacts of a recently concluded event to review the bill and discuss what went well and what didn't.