About Tony Robinson

tonyrobinson.jpgTony Robinson is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Robinson teaches American Politics (emphasizing elections), and has won various teaching awards, including the University President’s Faculty Excellence award for advancing teaching through technology. He has published numerous articles, and is the author of The 2008 Presidential Campaign Workbook, part of Pearson’s MyPolitics series.

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4 Responses to About Tony Robinson

  1. Spike says:

    Hey! Nice suit! Read what I could and browsed the rest. Now, being from yon rooral and non-learnin’s background, I is certinly your gun-tottin conSERvative, grasping at whatever I can cause I is so feared and angry at all these changes goin on…lol. Ok, enough of that crap. 🙂 Some interesting reading actually. Liked the correlation of the urban vote being made up of mostly College Grads/types. I would like to see what happens though with that same demographic as they age though ( I believe you only went to 29?) and actually have to work for a living. Is there voting record the same ten years further on? I have no clue as I know nothing about politics. Hope this comment was not innappropriate and will talk at you later.

    Spike

  2. Tony Robinson says:

    Hey Spike–I see your reply is a response to the “Two Americas Duke it Out Post.” So anyone wanting to see the source Spike is replying to, go there. Spike asks: will currently young people change their voting habits to lean Republican as they age? Probably–that’s been the general pattern. As people age, their income goes up, they tend to marry and have children, and they acquire assets like a house. These things tend to be associated with voting more conservatively, for the party less likely to tax their assets heavily (for example). You may have heard the phrase: “If you are young and don’t vote Democratic, you don’t have a heart. If you are old and don’t vote Republican, you don’t have a brain.” Maybe that gets at something real?

  3. Grumpa Joe says:

    I agree, nice suit. I think I prefer a tee-shirt saying somthing like “almost 7 or Stump”. Was it almost 7 or almost 11? I don’t want to cut anyone short! Don’t be afraid Spike, change is a great slogan but limited in application. After the smoke clears we will see half the country voting for Obama, half for McCain and the electorial college deciding which party will run the executive branch. With the House and Senate controlled by the Democratic Party and more than likely a Democrat in the White House, the Democrats will come out swinging for all they are worth. I prefer at least one level under Republican control to offer a check and balance. I hate to see one half of the country riding over the other half. Unity is a nice catch phrase but in reality it will be one group trying to control another. Bring on the moderates. I can’t wait to see how Obama will budget all the promises he has made. I hear estimates of $1 trillion deficiet in the attempt. This reminds me of Carter/Ford. Coming out of a war, kicking out the Republicans, fuel crisis, economic troubles, 21 percent interest rates etc. Hope I am wrong but hey, I am just an average Joe, Joe the Plumber or Joe Six pack. Can they possibly come up with another metaphor? Enough ranting. I respect anyone getting up and trying to take up the leash. At least they try, more than most folks do.

  4. Michael Ames says:

    Hey Proffy,

    How are things in Colorado? I’m still here in SF. Would like to hear from you.

    Hope all is well,
    Michael

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