Policy and Politics: The Bush Administration and the 2008 Presidential Election

@article{Crotty2009PolicyAP,
  title={Policy and Politics: The Bush Administration and the 2008 Presidential Election},
  author={W. Crotty},
  journal={Polity},
  year={2009},
  volume={41},
  pages={282-311}
}
  • W. Crotty
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • Polity
It was called the most important election since the Great Depression. The policies of the Bush administration established the storyline for the presidential election and determined its outcome. This could be seen in three areas: a failing economy, the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the expansion of executive powers. In particular, the collapse of the financial industry in the fall of 2008 correlated with the increases in the Democratic vote. The Bush presidency should be… Expand
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