The Importance of Retail Politics
Primary voters in five more states brought the primary season closer to its conclusion yesterday. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are still the most likely nominees of their parties for the presidency.
The popularity of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump this spring is an indication that retail politics are still important, according to contributor Art Cyr.
"That's why politicians spend such enormous amount of energy, as well as time and money meeting the voters in person. That still remains crucial," he explains.
Meanwhile, the man who currently holds the position has spent some time out of the country in recent days. President Obama had high-level talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron and also met with members of the royal family.
Both primary politics and the President’s UK visit are on the mind of Cyr, who leads the Clausen Center for World Business at Carthage College in Kenosha.
Last month Carthage hosted Democrat Bernie Sanders on campus, an event that Cyr said offered some interesting insights: