front-porch campaign

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n front-porch campaign a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel "William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896","her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign"
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. McKinley's front-porch campaign was a picturesque and captivating feature.
"My Memories of Eighty Years" by Chauncey M. Depew
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