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Jockeying for the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of Aspirants By Lara ...

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Jockeying for the American Presidency:

Table of Contents

List of Figures

ix

List of Tables

xi

Acknowledgments

xiii

Introduction: Presidential Aspirant James K. Polk

1

Chapter 1: Presidential Selection and Aspirant Opportunism

37

Chapter 2: Parties, Aspirants, and Opportunities in History

63

Chapter 3: Presidential Winners from the Early Party Era

115

Chapter 4: Presidential Winners from the Strong Party Era

163

Chapter 5: Presidential Winners from the Modern Party Era

211

Chapter 6: Presidential Losers from Each Era

257

Chapter 7: An Abundance of Opportunism:
The 2008 Presidential Election

299

Conclusion: Opportunistic Aspirants and the Methods of Selection

339