And Stephen Farnsworth, Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, is spot on: “The Democrats would pay for Trump to come to Virginia. They’d love to see him in the state. For Youngkin, that wouldn’t be helpful. Every day Trump is part of the national conversation is a good day for McAuliffe and the Democrats.”
Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia said that President Biden continues to struggle with obtaining unanimous support among Democratic senators for his legislative agenda, as many of them are looking towards their own elections in 2022 and 2024.
Voters in southwest Virginia often end up voting against their own economic self-interest; supporting politicians who promise to do things like ban critical race theory or oppose federal spending programs that could benefit their communities. That’s the conclusion of Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington.
“You can’t argue Virginia is a failure when it’s No. 1,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. “You can’t argue that red states are better for business when Virginia is No. 1. This is not helpful to the Youngkin campaign. Not in the least.”
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered an online lecture, "Political Humor from Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert," to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Richmond. Dr. Farnsworth drew upon his recent co-authored book, "Late Night With Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency,” for that online conversation.
In addition, Professor Farnsworth was quoted in a variety of media outlets in recent weeks.
Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia said that four US presidents and a range of allies including Canada have invested a huge amount of military resources and training over the past 20 years to make sure that the Afghanistan government has sufficient strength to stand up to insurgents, if it has the will to do so.