Assignment 7: Internet Assignment
DUE DATE: The following internet assignment should be completed and e-mailed back to your professor (using the e-mail below) by the due date. Your grade of Satisfactory, Marginal, or Unsatisfactory will be returned to you along with comments as soon as possible. See the course syllabus for details on the grading.
CONFIRMATION: You should receive a confirmation by return e-mail that your assignment was received within 48 hours of when you mailed them in, unless it is a weekend. If you mailed them in on a weekend, you should receive a return e-mail confirmation by 5 pm Tuesday. If you do not receive a confirmation, e-mail your professor immediately.
We have a number of candidates who have declared their intention to run for president. I am sure I will miss some of them, but I’m going to list as many as I can for each of the two major parties. I want you to take a look at the website of one Democrat and one Republican of your choice. You can look at the websites of people you have never heard of, or people you know little about, or even people you have heard a lot about (which may or may not be an accurate depiction of that person’s views). In any case, scroll through the site, not just the home page.
Pick any one issue and see how two of the candidates, one
Democrat and one Republican, address that issue, using the same issue
for both (I am not interested here in your views on that issue, but rather on the
candidates’!). Do you see any differences in their approach? Do they
spell out their positions in detail (for example, if a candidate says he is in
favor of a health care plan, what does he want to cover and how will he pay for
it? If he opposes abortion, does he want a blanket prohibition on the practice?
Does he have any proposals about how to address the medical and financial needs
of the unborn either before or after birth? If he wants to end the war in
I’m also including a link to the Washington Post’s website that has links to the presidential candidates, profiling and tracking each, just in case you have any trouble getting to the websites below.
Click on the e-mail address type in your assignment and send it to your professor. Make sure that under subject you type "Internet Assignment 7 -- your name" (e.g. Internet Assignment – Carol B). Save a copy for your own protection.