Kennesaw State professor and campaign analyst to appear on ABC’s “The View”

KSU political science professor Kerwin Swint‚ author of "Mudslingers: The 25 Dirtiest…

Georgia (Oct 23, 2008) — Kennesaw State professor and campaign analyst to appear on ABC’s “The View”

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Kennesaw State professor and campaign analyst to appear on ABC’s “The View”
Expected to discuss tone of the presidential race

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (October 22‚ 2008) — Kerwin Swint‚ a Kennesaw State University professor who has literally written the book on nasty political campaigning‚ has been invited to join co−hosts on ABC’s “The View” Friday to discuss the negative tone of the current presidential election‚ which pundits predict will only heat up in the final weeks before Nov. 4.

Swint‚ who teaches political science at Kennesaw State‚ specializes in campaigns‚ elections and mass media. He is the author of “Mudslingers: The 25 Dirtiest Political Campaigns of All Time” and the recently released “Dark Genius: The Influential Career of Legendary Political Operative and Fox News Founder Roger Ailes.” He has appeared on CNN‚ Fox News‚ National Public Radio‚ syndicated radio programs‚ and in The Wall Street Journal‚The Los Angeles Times‚ National Journal‚ Roll Call‚ The Hill‚ Campaigns & Elections‚ The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Atlanta Journal/Constitution.

Swint is likely to share insights from his analysis of public campaigns‚ going all the way back to the election of 1800‚ when Vice President Thomas Jefferson defeated President John Adams after hiring a character assassin to attack his opponent. Negative campaigns work‚ Swint contends.

Swint will appear on “The View” segment airing locally Friday‚ Oct. 24‚ at 11 a.m.


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