Barroom Conversations: 2012 Political Landscape
Six Row Brewing Company
3690 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, 3690 Forest Park Avenue
The pieces for the upcoming (or on-going) political season are set; following a spirited primary in which several contenders appeared to be frontrunners, the presumptive nominee for the Republican will be former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. He will attempt to unseat incumbent Democrat Barack Obama, who won handily in 2008, but has had mixed approval ratings in his three plus years in office.
Elsewhere in the country, Democrats are fighting to retake the House, while Republicans looks to maintain their stronghold while taking the Senate and presidency. Several races in Missouri are heated, even within the respective parties' own primaries.
What did the primary season say about the make up of the 2012 electorate? What will the summer hold for the various nominees? Is the political landscape too polarized to be sustainable?
Join us for the final Barroom Conversation of the Spring on Monday evening, May 21st, at 7:30PM to discuss all of these issues, questions, and more.
The St. Louis Beacon's Barroom Conversations are lightly moderated, public discussions about class, race and other newsworthy topics and issues of the day. The conversations are usually arranged around a specific topic but -- as all good conversations do -- range all over the place.
This nationally recognized forum meets regularly at Six Row Brewery, on Forest Park at Spring here in St. Louis, usually on the third Monday of every month unless otherwise noted. Civility is standard behavior, and all good ideas are welcome.