Whalen - Back to the Future: History as a Guide to the 2012 Presidential Race
- 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2012
- 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2012
- Room 505, CGS, 871 Comm. Ave.
Professor Whalen, a keen observer of the American Presidency, will give a talk about the five presidential incumbents since 1900 who have failed to win reelection: Taft, Hoover, Ford, Carter, and Bush; and examine whether President Obama fits into this historic pattern. Professor Whalen is one of the most sought after BU faculty for commentary and analysis. Print, TV and online media cite him frequently because of his expertise on the Presidency and elections. This talk is part of Boston University's Parents Weekend.