The Dante Effect
Dante Scala, associate professor of politics, has been in big demand in recent weeks. Before, during and after New Hampshire's Sept. 12 primary, Scala's comments could be seen, heard and read widely.
On Aug. 30, he talked to the Boston Globe about how a critical story in Harper's magazine might affect congressman Jeb Bradley’s electoral chances. “‘I didn’t see any kind of smoking gun, so to speak.’” Scala said. On primary night itself, he offered analysis on WMUR and the next morning he appeared on New Hampshire Public Radio's The Exchange. On Sept.17, he commented on poll results for Democratic congressional candidate Paul Hodes, saying “‘that’s pretty grim’” to the Concord Monitor. And he also discussed voter turn out and candidates' prospects with the Portsmouth Herald. Scala's political wisdom has also been carried by CQPolitics.com and The Telegraph
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