By Walter R. Mears
For a reporter, a presidential crusade is the Olympics of political insurance, and an project to hide it's a front-row price tag from the trial heats to the finals. I had tickets from 1960 until eventually 2000." --Walter Mears
Walter Mears had an insider's edge-and he made the main of it by way of serving newspapers and their readers round the nation with the very best presidential crusade assurance to determine print. The Pulitzer Prize winner additionally witnessed adequate of "the oddities, within stuff, and impressions" in the course of his 45-year linked Press profession that he ended up with a treasury of yank politics and the forces that formed them.
Fortunately, in time cut-off dates previous Mears eventually commits his unwritten tales to paper. Readers are richly rewarded via his specialize in the eleven campaigns he coated, campaigns that altered the way in which American presidents are nominated and elected, and the way the media informed the stories alongside the best way. The adjustments have been sluggish from Nixon as opposed to Kennedy via Bush as opposed to Gore, however the ancient value of every matchup turns into very obvious in Mears's targeted and engrossing narrative.
This poignant political recounting is illuminated via own reports and the observations of 1 of the best AP journalists to ever dossier a narrative. but Mears by no means preaches any perspective approximately applicants or crusade heritage. He tells readers what he suggestion on the time, with out telling them what to imagine. the consequences are a richly woven cloth of truth and mirrored image made by means of a penetrating eyewitness with approximately limitless entry to his subjects.
Deadlines earlier is destined to turn into a vintage within the political style, probably the most compelling examples of a hard-news reporter's existence, and a charming view of forty years of yank history.
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1 summarizes the subtypes of identificational and ascriptive predicates discussed above. For an in-depth treatise on these issues, the reader is referred to Stassen (1997). Copulas are also frequently encountered as components of EXISTENTIAL PREDICATES. Only in the former case do they qualify as copulas. 12, must be used with quantificational predicates. 14, in which a copula is simply added to a numeral or quantifier in predicate position, is not considered acceptable by native speakers. 14 in that numerals and quantifiers in predicate position, at least in certain contexts, receive the ‘curious -an/en suffix’ (Kenesei, Vago, and Fenyvesi 1998: 61).
DAT Hannes ‘the book belongs to Hannes’ (author’s field data) Copulas are also frequently added to predicate nuclei that consist of time specifications. This is at least in part responsible for the largely idiosyncratic and contradictory, if not to say chaotic, usage of terminological labels for the predicate types dealt with above both in the descriptive and theoretical literature. 25. 26. 68). 27. 28. 30 demonstrate. 29. 30. 31. 32. 36 illustrate. 33. 34. 35. 36. In some languages the copula can be skipped in the third person singular only.
30. 31. 32. 36 illustrate. 33. 34. 35. 36. In some languages the copula can be skipped in the third person singular only. Thus, past tense must also be included in the list of grammatical categories which may trigger copula dropping. 37. 38. gín dúg⋅ê 3PL naked ‘they are naked’ (Tucker 1993: 255) The Swahili copula ni can be dropped in a similar set of contexts: ‘If the subject is an independent pronoun or demonstrative, ni may be omitted’ (Welmers 1973: 325). 39. 40. In all other contexts, the copula is either obligatory or optional.