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The American Political Culture

What changed, if anything, in the American political culture between 2004 and 2012? This was a period that saw the re-election of two very different presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Be sure not just to describe the issues that were important in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 elections, but analyze whether or not there were differences in the way that the candidates campaigned and in the American electorate.

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The American political culture seemed to change between 2004 and 2012, largely in respect to the focus of the American people/voter. There seem to be more of an intrinsic focus on the prevailing issues that were challenging American economics, such as the recession, jobs, infrastructure, healthcare, etc., instead of the tremendous focus upon external world issues, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Due to these factors, there were ...

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This solution describes situations that affect American political culture.