American Studies Leipzig Election Wrapup

The evening after the 2008 presidential election, about 50-60 American Studies Leipzig students gathered for a two-hour discussion with Prof. Paul Rundquist. Rundquist talked about how political interventions such as the 1971 busing decision by the Supreme Court might have helped reduce racism, about the electoral map as it emerged after the election, the question of voter turn-out, and the role Obama’s social networking platform and databases might play in the upcoming presidency. The brief lecture was followed by an extended discussion that also touched on the senate elections, the question where exactly one would place Barack Obama on the left-right spectrum within the democratic party, and the possibility of up to three supreme court vacancies he might have to fill.

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