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Don DeBats

Don DeBats is Head of the Department of American Studies and Professor of American Studies and Professor of Politics and International Studies at Flinders University. He writes on American politics and political history.

‘A ‘Change Election’: The US presidential campaign’ by Don DeBats

November 2008, no. 306 01 November 2008
It has been an extraordinary political war. Conventional wisdoms and long-standing assumptions have flown out the window. The final choice is remarkable: a young, ‘cool’ and detached African American who abjures commitment versus a decided, indeed hot-tempered, maverick whose entire essence is commitment. Long gone is the ‘inevitable candidate’ whose gender is now represented on the opposi ... (read more)