Prof. Wayne Lesperance Comments on “Draft Elizabeth Warren” Efforts in Boston Globe Article
Political science professor Wayne Lesperance reflects on past presidential draft movements in New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN) and current efforts to encourage Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president. Read the full article in the Boston Globe.
According to the Globe article, “Wayne Lesperance, a professor of political science at New England College, said presidential drafts have sometimes been successful in drawing candidates into the New Hampshire primary. Dwight Eisenhower won the Republican nomination in the 1952 New Hampshire primary in an upset against Robert Taft. In 2003, Wesley Clark began his presidential bid after a “Draft Clark” campaign influenced his decision to jump in. Progressive voters in New Hampshire are still eager to see who may step forward as an alternative to former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, assuming she decides to run, Lesperance said.”