Election Campaign In The U S

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Synopsis: This is a five page APA citation style argumentative essay on the 2012 Presidential election in the United States. There are two sources cited. Social Learning Theory by Albert Bandura will be applied in order to assess the behavioral, cognitive and psychological effects on the media viewing public of the intense discourses between President Obama and Republican Presidential Candidate Governor Mitt Romney. The potential implications of the environment on social learning will be explored.

The presidential election process of 2012 was a memorable event. This was the election event which had the greatest media attention in American history. This essay will address the effects of the Presidential campaign on... View More »

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The fierce discourse in the differences of ideology between President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney has been ongoing since the beginning of the election campaign. This discourse has manifested the differences in ideologies of the administration of the federal government’s subsidized medical care program for the elderly. Gov. Romney perceived that President Obama’s re- election campaign has the objective of converting the discourse about the differences in ideology into a partisan confrontation (Cohen, 2012).
Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney asserted that “the President seems to be running to hang on to power” (as cited in Cohen, 2012). Gov. Mitt Romney continued in stating that “ I think he’ll do anything in his power to try to get re- elected” (as cited in Cohen, 2012). President Obama stated “I think that they know that their plan is not very popular. You can tell that because they are being pretty dishonest about my plan” (as cited in Cohen, 2012). President Obama followed with his defense by saying:”Especially, by the way, when it comes to Medicare. This is something I have got to point out here because they are throwing everything at the wall to see if it sticks” ( as cited in Cohen, 2012).

In this situation, the environment which is the media, is directing what people should think about. The title of the article “Romney Repeats Claim of Hatred in Obama’s Campaign” (Cohen, 2012), is directing individuals as to what to think. Albert Bandura, the father of cognitive movement in behaviorism ...

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