Kathleen Hall Jamieson describes how media, money, and message are playing out in the mid-term elections.
By Grant Davis Reeher
Oswego, NY – Kathleen Hall Jamieson is an internationally known expert on campaign dynamics, media, and rhetoric. She's a communications professor at the Annenberg School of The University of Pennsylvania and also Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center there. Among her many publications is the recent book, The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election. In this conversation, she describes how media, money, and message are playing out in the mid-term elections, and discusses the role and appeal of the Tea Party movement. She talks in detail about the presidential leadership challenges President Obama has faced--and how the rhetoric and tactics of his campaign have made it difficult for him to govern effectively, given the situations he has faced.