Every four years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University convenes a distinguished gathering of campaign managers, media commentators, and interested political observers to reflect on presidential campaign strategies from the earliest primaries through Election Day. The result is a book, and the 2008 election edition is published for general audiences as well as college classrooms and campaign and media professionals.
The Harvard Institute of Politics has sponsored a post-election conference of campaign managers and media every four years since 1972. The series has become a principal resource for scholars, students, and practitioners.
1 The Participants 2 The Observers 3 Introduction 4 Editor's Note 5 1.THE DECISION TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT 6 2.THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES 7 3.THE INTERNET AND PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS 8 4.THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES 9 5.THE GENERAL ELECTION 10 2008 Campaign Time Line 11 Index