Decision 2008 Gallery  

McCain Holds Late-Night Rally at UM

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Address To Near-Capacity Bankunited Center Completes A Cycle In Which Both Presidential Candidates Held Rallies On The UM Campus. full story



The Election and Beyond


With just two weeks left before the nation elects a new president, two of the country’s most renowned political scholars met at the Storer Auditorium on Tuesday for a discussion on the highly anticipated election and what lies beyond. Thomas Mann, senior fellow in governance studies and the W. Averell Harriman Chair at The Brookings Institution, and Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, debated a range of issues, giving their assessment of the upcoming election and touching on topics such as election reform, civic engagement after a new president takes office, John McCain’s campaign strategy, and what impact a Barack Obama presidency would have on the United States and the world.


 

Pollster John Zogby Speaks


Renowned political pollster John Zogby shared his insights and thoughts on polling and where Americans are headed politically, culturally, and spiritually on Thursday when he addressed an audience at the Bill Cosford Cinema as part of the Decision ’08: A Dialogue for Democracy series. Zogby has been predicting election outcomes and gauging popular opinion for more than two decades. His clients include the Reuters News Agency, MSNBC, CNBC, the New York Post, and Fox News, among others. During his lecture, which was titled after his book The Way We’ll Be, Zogby also talked about the election, different polling methods, and the future of polling.


Woodruff and Hunt Talk Politics

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Decades of covering and reporting on politics for prominent networks and publications such as CNN, NBC, and The Wall Street Journal have made journalists Judy Woodruff and her husband, Al Hunt, two of the nation’s most experienced and respected political correspondents. So when the two addressed a University of Miami audience last Friday, the dominant topic of discussion was no surprise.

Woodruff, senior correspondent and political editor for PBS’s News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and Hunt, Washington executive editor for Bloomberg News, shared their viewpoints on the current presidential campaign and discussed issues that are relevant to the candidates.



Obama Brings His Message to BankUnited Center

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Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke at the University on Friday at his first rally in South Florida since securing his party’s nomination. His appearance was part of UM’s Dialogue for Democracy series. full story


Our Children: 2008 Truth Tour Miami

UM teamed up with Children’s Campaign, Inc., the Health Foundation of South Florida, and Allegany Franciscan Foundation to host this special discussion, which gave an overview of the most pertinent children’s issues for the 2008 elections.



Politics, Cool, and the Youth Vote featuring Gideon Yago

Former MTV News reporter Gideon Yago addresses a University of Miami audience on Tuesday, September 16 during his presentation “They’re Doing What? Politics, Cool, and the Youth Vote.” Yago is known for hip, honest interviews and gritty documentaries on topics ranging from presidential elections to natural disasters, hate crimes, human rights, and the Middle East. The lecture was held at the Storer Auditorium and presented by Hurricane Productions.



The Political Argument Today featuring George F. Will
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Already well into the first semester of their fledgling collegiate careers, the University of Miami’s Class of 2012 filed into the school’s BankUnited Center for a lesson they’re not likely to forget: The 2008 presidential campaign is unlike any in the nation's history, so they should “pay attention to what is going on”because many of the political issues will affect their lives profoundly in the years to come. | more