Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently discussed research findings from his new book, “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump” at the Conference on Character Assassination in Theory and Practice at George Mason University.
Maintaining the 15 seats Democrats flipped from Republicans in the 2017 election will be key if Democrats hope to gain control of the House, said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science and international affairs professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.
Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that former vice president Biden can do very well with working class voters given his own background, but that the challenge for him will be reaching out to younger voters who may prefer other Democratic presidential candidates.
“In our political system, the president has so much authority that any factor that affects his decision making is of great public concern,” said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia and the author of various books examining the presidency, political communication and public opinion.
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, said that efforts to defend the Trump campaign's conversations with Russia are not likely to stop Democratic-led investigations into the conduct of the presidential campaign and the president.
Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says wealthy Democrats are emerging as a new force. “When you look at the individual recipients of funds you can see that some top donors are very interested in liberal Democrats," Farnsworth says. "They are looking to see the Democratic Party reshaped in a more liberal direction.”