Following the surprising 2016 presidential election, the 2018 midterm election produced a result that dismayed some and pleased others. Dr. Dennis Goldford's presentation will explore what happened, likely explanations and, with an eye toward the 2020 Iowa Caucuses and the 2020 presidential election, the tasks ahead for both major political parties.
Dr. Goldford is Professor of Political Science at Drake University, teaching in the areas of political theory, constitutional law, and American politics. He received his B.A. in political science and philosophy from the University of Michigan, Master of Letters in philosophy from Oxford University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. Prof. Goldford has written three books, The American Constitution and the Debate Over Originalism, The Iowa Precinct Caucuses: The Making of a Media Event, and The Constitution of Religious Freedom: God, Politics, and the First Amendment. Prof. Goldford has served as a political analyst for KCCI-TV and other local, regional, national, and international media organizations.