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Professor Pundits: Watching Wisconsin

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Wisconsin’s Republican governor just survived a recall election. Will that have any impact on the presidential race in a state that has historically gone to Democrats? In their latest political commentary on the presidential race, the Professor Pundits offer differing views on the importance of Wisconsin events to the national political scene.

Got a question about the presidential campaign for the Professor Pundits? Send your questions to pundits@middlebury.edu.


Professor Pundits: Base Hit

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The Romney campaign reported today that their fundraising is nearly even with the Obama campaign, but also noted that 95% of contributors were small donors, a sign, our pundits say, that the base is getting behind candidate Romney. And what impact will President Obama’s recent pronouncement of support for same-sex marriage have on the campaign? The pundits talk us through it in their latest edition.

Got a question about the presidential campaign for the Professor Pundits? Send your questions to pundits@middlebury.edu.


Professor Pundits: And the winner is…

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With Santorum out and Gingrich on his way, the Republican primary race is all but over. It may seem obvious now but, as our pundits point out, Romney was not always the clear choice. In this edition, Matt and Bert look back at the road to Romney’s nomination and discuss what the recent GDP report could mean for the general election.

Got a question for the pundits? Send it our way and we’ll do our best to answer online, or in our next video installment. Send questions to: pundits@middlebury.edu.


Professor Pundits: Why GDP is Catnip for Political Scientists

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Forget the polls and fundraising reports for a minute. Our pundits, Matt Dickinson and Bert Johnson, say the forthcoming GDP report may be the most important factor in the presidential campaign so far — especially now that the Republican primary seems to be winding down and attention turning to the general election. In their latest update on presidential campaign politics, the pundits discuss GDP, the Supreme Court, and why President Obama would show up in Vermont (the first presidential visit here since 1995).


Professor Pundits: Sorting Out Super Tuesday

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Trying to draw conclusions from this year’s Super Tuesday voting is tricky business. The only certainty is that there’s still a long road ahead for the Republican primary candidates. Middlebury’s professor pundits Matt Dickinson and Bert Johnson are back with an update about what happened on Super Tuesday and what it might mean going forward.


Professor Pundits: Big Win in Florida, But Challenges Ahead for Mitt

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Despite Newt Gingrich’s strong showing in South Carolina, Mitt Romney stormed back and took win-all Florida by a 14-point margin in the Republican primary race. Romney has momentum and plenty of cash, so what does he have to be worried about? Middlebury pundits Matt Dickinson and Bert Johnson can think of a few things.

 

Earlier installments:
Is Newt Shaking Up Political Science Wisdom?

Super PACs and South Carolina
Who’s Got Iowa Momentum (And Does It Really Matter?)

Gaffes, Grievances, and Godfather’s

The Professor Pundits


Professor Pundits: Is Newt Shaking Up Political Science Wisdom?

Categories: Midd Blogosphere, video

Does Newt Gingrich’s convincing win in the South Carolina Republican primary upend some long-held ideas about what’s required to win? Our pundits, professors Matt Dickinson and Bert Johnson, take up this question and other election topics in our latest edition.

Earlier installments:
Super PACs and South Carolina
Who’s Got Iowa Momentum (And Does It Really Matter?)

Gaffes, Grievances, and Godfather’s

The Professor Pundits