Campaigns and elections in the United States cost many millions of dollars, especially when the goal is winning the presidency. Explain the important issues in each of the following stages in a presidential campaign: the pre-primary or œinvisible primary stage; primaries and caucuses; the party convention; organizing and funding the campaign; getting out the vote; and the electoral college. What is the difference between soft money and hard money? What is the new entity called a œSuperPAC? Is there an œunhappy marriage between money and politics, or is money a natural expression of support in the democratic process. Explain.