retail politics


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retail politics

a style of political campaigning in which the candidate attends local events to target voters on a small-scale or individual basis
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retail politics

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (functioning as plural) informal the practice of a politician soliciting in person for votes from the public
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An expert in retail politics, Tito has kept his ear constantly pressed to the ground.
Call it NIMBYism, retail politics or grassroots progressive activism, the tsunami of acrimonious pushback that followed drowned the Amazon deal.
The trend to regionalize retail politics, and retain national parties as mere wholesale branding, began nearly two
"It felt like we were engaging in retail politics a little bit," English said in a (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/11/26/who-is-leandra-english-the-woman-at-the-center-of-a-white-house-battle-for-control-of-the-cfpb/?utm_term=.33417457a0fb) Washington Post interview in 2014.
Until a few decades ago, democratic leaders had to climb the electoral ladder, rung by rung, acquiring along the way a facility for retail politics, stump speaking and the demands of assembling a working majority.
FLAWS Mrs May 5 Labour's retail politics When we published a leaked copy of Labour's manifesto, the leadership was enraged.
5 Labour's retail politics When our sister paper the Mirror published a leaked copy of Labour's manifesto, the leadership were incandescent with rage - until they saw the reaction.
Interestingly, despite the advances, even recent examples exist as in the 2008 Democratic primary in which no technology can replace the value of retail politics of candidates out directly asking Hoosiers for their vote.
Computer databases and targeted appeals allow retail politics to bypass local leaders in national elections.
Fielding direct questions from individual voters is an example of "retail politics"-selling yourself to the public one voter at a time.
"Just as importantly, no one matches Rick Perry's retail politics skills.
"Everybody knows there are going to be free transport passes for younger people from this autumn because Kirsty dragged it out and that is good retail politics and we could learn a thing or two from Kirsty."
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