Campaigning for the 2012 presidential election is in full swing, especially within the Republican camp. As many times before, Texas is strongly represented in the search for the Nations’ next President; so far two of the Republican candidates for 2012, Governor Rick Perry and Congressman Ron Paul, are from Texas. In the spirit of the election campaigns coming up, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum recently set up the exhibition titled “Headed to the White House.”
The exhibition is interactive, and offers visitors an educating look into the history of US presidential elections, starting with George Washington’s win in 1788-1789. The purpose is to cover the whole process of the election campaigns, all the way from the early primaries, into the presidential inauguration. Special attention is given to particularly crucial elections the last fifty years, such as the 2000- and 2008 election.
“Headed to the White House” offers the visitors the opportunity to step into several roles of the different people involved in a presidential campaign and election. Among other things, the Exhibition introduces you to the idea of what it feels like to be a presidential candidate, to run a campaign, write news stories on the election, and how to get involved. The Exhibition even offers a possibility to practice your handshaking- and baby kissing skills, in case you are considering running for office yourself.
The Exhibition runs from September 2011 through July 2012.