Please Explain: After the Campaigns Are Over

Friday, November 07, 2008

Now that the election is over – what happens to all the staff, leftover funds, and political machinery? Find out how campaigns are dismantled and transitioned after Election Day. Paul C. Light is Professor at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; Martha Joynt Kumar is Professor at Towson University and Director of the White House Transition Project.


Martha Joynt Kumar and Paul C. Light
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Paulo from Paterson, New Jersey

You cannot possibly compare the transitional period of Lincoln to any other President's. Lincoln had to enter Washington in disguise because of the plots to capture or kill him. He came into office with a government rife with secessionists, a tiny military comprised of officers who would probably join a rebel army if a war began with the South. The government was bankrupt and the outgoing administration was at best complacent and at worse complicit with the rebels. Several members of the former administration would actually join the Confederacy when the war broke out. You cannot compare this (or 1933) with that.

Nov. 07 2008 01:48 PM

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