Front Porch Campaign Pros And Cons

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Historically in the United States it was not traditional for presidential nominees to frequently campaign. It was considered undignified to constantly run a campaign for themselves. In 1896 this tradition changed. Supporters started camping outside of the nominee’s house, eager to see their candidate. William Jennings Bryan spent large amounts of time on his campaign. Unlike William Jennings Bryan, William McKinley welcomes visitors into his home. In contrast the Republican campaign had over 3.5 million dollars donated. In November, Republican McKinley won the election. I believe the traditional ”front porch campaign” propaganda led to his success. McKinley 's focus on businesses and unmortgaged farmers caught more of the attention. The lack
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