“The Republican Party of Virginia could not have made a better case for a primary than the way events have unfolded this year,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “Any nominating system where you’re still arguing over the rules two weeks out is one to be avoided.”
“There is an element of I’ll see your unit and raise you another unit,” says Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington.
Professor Stephen Farnsorth of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, and author of the book, “Presidential Communication and Character: From Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump,” said that former presidents don’t really get the attention that a current president does.
“The big question in Virginia Democratic politics right now is: Do they feel luckier than they have in the past? For decades, they’ve been really reluctant to move in a really liberal direction with their nominees out of fear they would lose the general election,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.
University of Mary Washington political science professor Stephen Farnsworth says Democrats’ recent success in elections can be attributed to northern suburban counties drifting away from the GOP. “The key question nationally for the midterm elections is will traditionally Republican areas in the suburbs, revert back to being Republican now that Trump is no longer president?” he said.