The 2010 Midterm Elections: A Tipping Point in U.S. Politics?
In this talk, given in Columbia on Feb. 7, 2011, columnist Bob Roper makes the case that the increased influence of the tea party on federal elections represents a major shift of power and influence away from the traditional Republican Party, and that the effects will be long-lasting. Moreover, Roper sees the increased influence of the Republican Party and decreased influence of the Democratic Party as a result of the 2010 election as an important signal to both the politicians and the electorate. An in-depth Q&A session follows the talk.