You are Invited: Book Launch–The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

ImageThe Program on America and the Global Economy Presents a Book Discussion:

The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

Thursday February 9, 2012

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Moynihan Boardroom, 6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


Linda Killian, Author, Journalist, and Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Commentator: Kevin Merida, National Editor, The Washington Post


  Forty percent of all American voters are Independents who occupy the ample political and ideological space in the center.  In The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents, author Linda Killian looks beyond the polls and the headlines and talks with the frustrated citizens who are raising the alarm about the acute bi-polarity, special interest-influence, and gridlock in Congress, asking why Obama’s postpartisan presidency is anything but, and demanding realism, honest negotiation, and a sense of responsibility from their elected officials.

Killian focuses on four key swing states and demographic groups that she predicts could determine the outcome of the 2012 election.  She paints a vivid portrait of the swing voters around the country and presents a new model that reveals who they are and what they want from their government and elected officials. She also offers a way forward, including solutions for fixing our broken political system.


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