Sunday, March 18, 2012

Republican Primary Fight Could Go to the Convention

Although Mitt Romney still has the lead in Republican delegates after a win Sunday in Puerto Rico, he has a long way to go to achieve the magic number of 1144 delegates to win the nomination ("All Odds Aside, G.O.P. Girding for Floor Fight," The New York Times, March 17, 2012). Some political leaders are wondering if any candidate will be able to amass that number by the end of primary season on June 26 in Utah.

Review selected library titles related to the presidential campaign and primaries at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library. Call the library at 281-290-3219 to check your PIN if you do not remember it.

Use these subject words and phrases to find more in the library catalog:
  • presidents nomination
  • primaries
  • United States political campaigns
  • United States political parties
  • United States presidents election
The State of the Parties book coverThe State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties edited by John C. Green and Daniel J. Coffey - Rowman and Littlefield, 2011
call number: 324.273 Sta
Features "extensive coverage of party mobilization efforts via the Internet and local activity, and new chapters covering topics ranging from Republican's fall from grace to party governance under Nancy Pelosi to President Obama's role in party politics, and as always, a distinguished roster of contributors." - publishers summary excerpt

Political Campaigns book cover Political Campaigns edited by Louise I. Gerdes - Greenhaven, 2010.
call number: 324.709 Pol
Includes information "examining problems and proposals for reform, redistricting and gerrymandering, and the rapid growth of Internet operations to build campaign support and raise funds. It includes reproductions of political cartoons, sidebars about related topics, and discussion questions." - School Library Journal excerpt

Won't Get Fooled Again book cover
Won't Get Fooled Again: A Voter's Guide to Seeing Through the Lies, Getting Past the Propaganda, and Choosing the Best Leaders by Joseph H. Boyett - AMACOM, 2008.
call number: 324.609 Boy
Provides "an eye-opening look at the politicians and other public servants who promise too much and deliver too little. Using extensive research and solid evidence, author Joseph Boyett reveals why we need leaders in the first place, how to tell if a leader is authentic, and the top four red flags that your leader's vision is flawed." - publishers summary excerpt