Definition of Front-porch campaign
1. Noun. A campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel. "Her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign"
Generic synonyms: Campaigning, Candidacy, Candidature, Electioneering, Political Campaign
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Literary usage of Front-porch campaign
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1. A History of the Presidency by Edward Stanwood (1916)
"It was announced at first that Mr. Bryan would conduct a '" front porch " campaign, that he would stay at home and make speeches to such friends and ..."
2. The Life of Whitelaw Reid by Royal Cortissoz (1921)
"... more lasting effects of the Republican candidate's famous "front porch campaign." McKinley lost nothing through his quiet, dignified course at Canton. ..."
3. The Reign of Andrew Jackson: A Chronicle of the Frontier in Politics by Frederic Austin Ogg (1919)
"The days of "swinging around the circle" had not yet dawned in our national politics, nor had even those of the "front-porch" campaign. ..."
4. Composition for College Students by Joseph Morris Thomas, Frederick Alexander Manchester, Frank William Scott (1922)
"Some people made fun of the "front porch campaign," but it certainly appealed to most of the voters. 18. Statesmen are often forced by circumstances to ..."
5. My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey Mitchell Depew (1922)
"Mr. McKinley's front-porch campaign was a picturesque and captivating feature. The candidate was a handsome man and an eloquent speaker, with a cordial and ..."
6. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookedited by Charles Morris edited by Charles Morris (1921)
"Noted politically as the home of President Harding, whose ' front porch ' campaign, of 1920. brought crowds to tho city. Noted commercially for its ..."