Unlike the fall's general election, Ohio is often overlooked during the primary season by candidates who campaign heavily in states with primaries earlier than Ohio's March primary. However, this year is an exception.
Heading out of Super Tuesday, the Democratic and Republican nominees for president are still not locked up. What will Ohio's role be in deciding these nominees? Is "so goes Ohio, so goes the nation" still true? Noted political analyst John Green will talk about the primary process, warts and all, and give us a preview of the fall presidential election.
Green is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and a senior fellow with the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, and is best known for his work on religion and politics.
He is co-author of "The Bully Pulpit: The Politics of Protestant Clergy;" "Religion and the Culture Wars: Dispatches From the Front;" and "The Diminishing Divide: Religion's Changing Role in American Politics." In addition, he is co-editor of "The State of the Parties," "Multiparty Politics in America," and "Financing the 1996 Election."
The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics is a bipartisan research and teaching institute dedicated to the nuts and bolts of practical politics. Green is widely known as an observer of Ohio and national politics, and he is frequently quoted in the national and state media.