Alex Fulling

Personal Information

Expected Graduation Year: 2018

Major(s)/ Minor(s) or Expected (major): Major: Politics & International Affairs w/ Arabic Language. Minor: Middle Eastern/Southeast Asian Studies

Hometown: Roxbury, CT

Personal Political Philosophy

My approach to or philosophy of American politics and elections: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abe Lincoln

The four (4) people (living or deceased) I would invite to dinner for the purpose of better understanding American political life are: George Bush Sr., Dinesh D’Souza, Barack Obama, Ben Franklin

Wake the Vote Experience

My most memorable Wake the Vote experience so far: My most memorable experience from WTV was canvassing in the snow in Manchester, NH with Katherine. It was my first canvassing experience and it was wild! I had no clue what to expect so it was an amazing learning experience and it was one of the first times (of many) that I would interact directly with the average Americans who would determine the trajectory of this election.

Blog Posts

My Political Summer

By Thornton Blount 8/30 Long story short – I had a wild summer on the campaign trail. I started the summer slow, spending about three weeks at home enjoying some down-time, which – retroactively – I am incredibly grateful of. Towards the end of May,...

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Is it all just a publicity stunt?

By Thornton Blount 8/30/16 For the past several months, multiple journalists have been theorizing that Trump may actually drop out before/after Election Day, claiming that he doesn’t actually want to be President. There have been articles in the New York Times,...

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“Deal With The Devil”

By Thornton Blount 8/29/16 At a rally on August 1st, Republican nominee Donald Trump said that by endorsing Hillary, Bernie Sanders had “made a deal with the devil.” This was pretty ironic to hear, considering all of the internal strife that Republican...

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The State of American Culture

By Thornton Blount (8/29/16) This election cycle, America has been grappling with a lot of core-shaking questions that redefine our national identity on many fronts. Some of these include questions about our values and how we weigh them against one another, about our...

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The GOP’s (Non-) Problem With Commitment

By Thornton Blount (8/28/16) One of the biggest disparities I noticed between the RNC and DNC immediately upon my arrival in Philadelphia was the number of protestors. To clarify, each city had protestors – but their numbers and the nature of their protests were...

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A Low Moment

By Thornton Blount (7/28/16) On Monday night of the DNC, I conceded the election to Donald Trump. I, the diehard Hillary fan, had decided that we were going to indeed lose the presidential election in November. This overwhelming revelation came quickly after my...

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Trump-Pence or Pence-Trump?

By Thornton Blount (7/24/16) Last week, Donald Trump announced his selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Despite all of his political unorthodoxy, this was a savvy move by the Donald. In picking a traditional conservative, the Trump campaign...

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Two Phenomena Witnessed at the RNC

By Thornton Blount (7/22/16) In the months leading up to Cleveland, I had always known that the RNC was going to be a strange and wild experience. My expectations were not disappointed. But beyond the characters I interacted with on the street (some pleasant and...

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A Plea for Civility & Receptiveness

BY THORNTON BLOUNT (7/19/16) In recent months, I’ve been struggling to come to terms with the state of the Union. To be clear, I’m not referring to the address made by the President annually, rather I’m referring to the actual condition of this...

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What are Republicans to do?

BY ALEX FULLING (3/1/2016) The Republican Party has never disappointed in supplying a plurality of candidates in its recent presidential primaries. In 2008 there were 12, in 2012 – 11, and most recently at the peak of the 2016 cycle – 17. It wasn’t...

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NH; predictable but not understandable

by Alex Fulling (2/15/2016) Having gone to high school just thirty minutes from the New Hampshire border in Massachusetts, I always had a sense that NH is generally an odd state. Preface: it’s not just because its presidential primary is endlessly trolled by a...

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