READ: Comelec's Jimenez explains 'loophole' in premature campaigning
With this, any form of partisan political activity by a candidate prior to thefiling of COC or way before the start of the official campaign period will be considered "premature campaigning
" and therefore unlawful.
Nolan, a former reporter and editor for The Boston Globe, who wrote in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed piece shortly after the race, "Negative campaigning
reduces turnout and alienates occasional voters who would otherwise consider voting for a fresh face."
This was not only revealed by the outcome of the election, but by the style of campaigning
But Jimenez admitted that there is no law at this time prohibiting premature campaigning
It could even cut down on negative campaigning
. "The problem with raising campaign money is that it creates the need for a bogeyman; it forces the candidates to attack their opponents in order to raise more money," says David Donnelly, campaign manager for Maine Voters for Clean Elections.
has revolved around spinning such candidate "narratives" for most of the republic's history.
Nixon sinuously widened that fissure by promoting affirmative action, but Johnson's real polar opposite in racial campaigning
was George H.W.
where he was campaigning
to pressure two Democratic senators to support the tax cut.
THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION of the 21st century may go down in history as the moment when campaigning
disappeared into private space.
in selecting the man who is going to lead the nation." White says Nixon later remarked that this "was the most impressive demonstration he had seen in 14 years of campaigning
"It's a puzzle as to why face-to-face campaigning
is not used more," says Green.