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David Woodard

Political consultant and author David Woodard has taught politics at Clemson since 1983. He is the author or co-author of seven books, including The New Southern Politics, The America that Reagan Made, Why We Whisper: Losing our Right to Say It’s Wrong and Ronald Reagan: A Biography.  He was campaign manager for Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint, as well as three congressmen in South Carolina. At Clemson, he teaches political theory, political parties, southern politics, politics and film, and American government.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Ms. Judy
  2. Bow ties and tweed coats
  3. The meat and three lunch at Clemson’s Esso Club
  4. The sole chili pepper I received for being “hot” on “Rate Your Professor”
  5. The Ronald Reagan cutout in my office in Brackett Hall
  6. Azaleas in the presidential garden in April
  7. The tears of my students at midterm and final time
  8. The Bible
  9. Harassing Democrats
  10. The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics


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