Abstract

Contemporary elections are less about rational policies or even just desserts than they are melodramatic performances about who wears the white and who the black hat. Politics is about performing good versus evil in the dangerously shifting currents that create contemporary social scenes. Economics and poll numbers had Obama an underdog in 2012. How were his performances so felicitous as to prove them a lie?

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 130-142
Launched on MUSE
2016-11-23
Open Access
No
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