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O.O.P.S..

By: Frantzich, Stephen E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2012Description: 1 online resource (257 p.).ISBN: 9781440803147.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: O.O.P.S.: Observing Our Politicians Stumble: The Worst Candidate Gaffes and Recoveries in Presidential CampaignsLOC classification: JK524 | .F736 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; 1. The Devil Made Me Do It: Seeing the Faults in Others; 2. Entering the Political Arena: Joining the Gaffe Track; 3. The Public Gets into the Act: From Private Mistake to Public Embarrassment; 4. A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: George Romney (1968); 5. For Crying Out Loud: Edmund Muskie (1972); 6. 1,000% Dissolution: George McGovern (1972); 7. Aw Shucks: Gerald Ford (1976); 8. A Ford Not a Lincoln? Gerald Ford (1976); 9. Lusting to Be President: Jimmy Carter (1976); 10. Purely Stupid Ethnically: Jimmy Carter (1976)
11. Don't Blame Me, Amy: Jimmy Carter (1976)12. Bomb Check: Ronald Reagan (1984); 13. Catch Me If You Can: Gary Hart (1988); 14. Read My Slips, a Taxing Mistake: George H. W. Bush (1988); 15. Tanked: Michael Dukakis (1988); 16. Rape Rap: Michael Dukakis (1988); 17. Biden Time: Joe Biden (1988); 18. Check This Out: George H. W. Bush (1992); 19. Watch Out: George H. W. Bush (1992); 20. One Potato, Two Potatoe-Spelling Trouble: Dan Quayle (1992); 21. I Wonder as I Wander: Elizabeth Dole (2000); 22. Soap Box Dirty: George W. Bush (2000); 23. Out Sighed Pitch: Al Gore (2000)
24. Caught in the Net: Al Gore (2000)25. Not to Be "Misunderestimated": George W. Bush (2000); 26. Mission Accompliced: George W. Bush (2003); 27. I Scream, You Scream, We All Heard the Dean Scream: Howard Dean (2004); 28. Emerging from the Waffle House: John Kerry (2004); 29. Heck of a Job, Georgie: George W. Bush (2005); 30. Macaca, Schmacaca: George Allen (2006); 31. Bomb, Bomb, Bomb When I Ran: John McCain (2008); 32. In the Lying of Fire: Hillary Clinton (2008); 33. The Race to the Bottom: Hillary Clinton (2008); 34. Stand Up and Stumble: Joe Biden (2008)
35. Mis-STATE-ment: Barack Obama (2008)36. Shooting from the Lip: Barack Obama (2008); 37. Out of Sight, in the Mind: Sarah Palin (2008); 38. Captain May I? Joe Biden (2009); 39. Four-Letter Words: Joe Biden (2009); 40. Striking Out: Barack Obama (2009); 41. The Mother of All Fibs: Barack Obama (2009); 42. The Joke's on Who?; 43. Year 2012, the Audience Is Waiting; 44. The Gaffe Goes On: Reflections on the Media; 45. The Role of Gaffes in Political Debate: Distraction or Enhancement?; Notes; Index; ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Summary: Democratic theory mandates that candidates be judged on the basis of policy initiatives and professional capabilities. In reality, gaffes on the campaign trail too often replace substance as the criteria used to assess qualifications, especially in an era when a smart phone video clip can go viral in a matter of minutes. At times gaffes do represent character flaws or reveal significant personal shortcomings. As many a modern presidential candidate has discovered, an innocent slip of the tongue can quickly become a fatal mistake.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; 1. The Devil Made Me Do It: Seeing the Faults in Others; 2. Entering the Political Arena: Joining the Gaffe Track; 3. The Public Gets into the Act: From Private Mistake to Public Embarrassment; 4. A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: George Romney (1968); 5. For Crying Out Loud: Edmund Muskie (1972); 6. 1,000% Dissolution: George McGovern (1972); 7. Aw Shucks: Gerald Ford (1976); 8. A Ford Not a Lincoln? Gerald Ford (1976); 9. Lusting to Be President: Jimmy Carter (1976); 10. Purely Stupid Ethnically: Jimmy Carter (1976)

11. Don't Blame Me, Amy: Jimmy Carter (1976)12. Bomb Check: Ronald Reagan (1984); 13. Catch Me If You Can: Gary Hart (1988); 14. Read My Slips, a Taxing Mistake: George H. W. Bush (1988); 15. Tanked: Michael Dukakis (1988); 16. Rape Rap: Michael Dukakis (1988); 17. Biden Time: Joe Biden (1988); 18. Check This Out: George H. W. Bush (1992); 19. Watch Out: George H. W. Bush (1992); 20. One Potato, Two Potatoe-Spelling Trouble: Dan Quayle (1992); 21. I Wonder as I Wander: Elizabeth Dole (2000); 22. Soap Box Dirty: George W. Bush (2000); 23. Out Sighed Pitch: Al Gore (2000)

24. Caught in the Net: Al Gore (2000)25. Not to Be "Misunderestimated": George W. Bush (2000); 26. Mission Accompliced: George W. Bush (2003); 27. I Scream, You Scream, We All Heard the Dean Scream: Howard Dean (2004); 28. Emerging from the Waffle House: John Kerry (2004); 29. Heck of a Job, Georgie: George W. Bush (2005); 30. Macaca, Schmacaca: George Allen (2006); 31. Bomb, Bomb, Bomb When I Ran: John McCain (2008); 32. In the Lying of Fire: Hillary Clinton (2008); 33. The Race to the Bottom: Hillary Clinton (2008); 34. Stand Up and Stumble: Joe Biden (2008)

35. Mis-STATE-ment: Barack Obama (2008)36. Shooting from the Lip: Barack Obama (2008); 37. Out of Sight, in the Mind: Sarah Palin (2008); 38. Captain May I? Joe Biden (2009); 39. Four-Letter Words: Joe Biden (2009); 40. Striking Out: Barack Obama (2009); 41. The Mother of All Fibs: Barack Obama (2009); 42. The Joke's on Who?; 43. Year 2012, the Audience Is Waiting; 44. The Gaffe Goes On: Reflections on the Media; 45. The Role of Gaffes in Political Debate: Distraction or Enhancement?; Notes; Index; ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Democratic theory mandates that candidates be judged on the basis of policy initiatives and professional capabilities. In reality, gaffes on the campaign trail too often replace substance as the criteria used to assess qualifications, especially in an era when a smart phone video clip can go viral in a matter of minutes. At times gaffes do represent character flaws or reveal significant personal shortcomings. As many a modern presidential candidate has discovered, an innocent slip of the tongue can quickly become a fatal mistake.

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<p> Stephen Frantzich , PhD, is professor of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.</p>

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