Talk:Whistle stop train tour

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Vote to keep it[edit]

It is more than a dictionary entry. Information about specific Whistle stop tours should be added.

Agreed. This page needs expansion too. It should contain the history of whistle stop tours, when politicians in the US and any other country that used them first started using them. For the US in particular, it should list which presidential candidates in which elections used it. The page should also say when it went out of fashion. I remember Kerry did a whistle stop tour for part of the campaign (and they did it to directly harken back to Truman's 1948 whistle stop tour). I know besides that one time, it hasn't been used in the US in decades, but it would be informative for this page to give the full history of this interesting campaign style.

Maybe this page should be part of a category of campaign styles. Ben Harrison and a few other late 1800s candidates in the US did a front porch campaign style, where they stayed in their house and received visitors and would discuss their positions from there rather than campaign around (kind of a backward system which seems odd that it actually worked, though it would obviously not work any time in the 20th century or beyond). --Thirdmoon 05:34, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Current Bernie Sanders strategy?[edit]

Should mention of President Sanders' primary campaign get included here? Probably not until after he's elected and secondary sources start calling it that. 2605:A601:46D:B01:CABC:C8FF:FEA5:82F4 (talk) 00:07, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

   For now, no: we probably already look as cluelessly inadequate as we can reasonably tolerate, by mentioning only Truman! The campaign-strategy term goes back to W. J. Bryan's campaign a half-century earlier, when most train stations still were w'-stops, and you couldn't fly in for a campaign speech.
--Jerzyt 04:32, 7 February 2018 (UTC)