Ryan Wolfe

Personal Information

Expected Graduation Year: 2018

Major(s)/ Minor(s) or Expected (major): Politics & International Affairs and Communications

Hometown: Mickleton, NJ

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Personal Political Philosophy

My “must read” title for college students seeking to understand something about this election: American Rust by Philip Meyer

My approach to or philosophy of American politics and elections: “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” – Abraham Lincoln

The four (4) people (living or deceased) I would invite to dinner for the purpose of better understanding American political life are: Rush Limbaugh, Saul Alinsky, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson

Wake the Vote Experience

My most memorable Wake the Vote experience so far: My most memorable experience was meeting Governor John Kasich in New Hampshire. We got to attend one of his last town halls before the primary. I will never forget meeting my favorite candidate in person. Kasich 2020!!!

Blog Posts

Trump Calculus: Democratic Will vs. Need to Win Elections

With Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, Republicans across the country are all running into the same problem. Early in his candidacy, Trump made inflammatory statements regarding immigrants and Muslims. After he won the nomination, however, he stepped into even...

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The Line

On the Sunday before the beginning of the Republican Convention, Cleveland is buzzing. Republicans and Politicos of all persuasions have traveled to The Land to witness a once in a lifetime event. As I was waiting to get through security to enter Chairman’s...

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Brexit: A Warning to Millenials

Like most political junkies, I was on the edge of my seat watching the results during the night of the Brexit vote. It soon became apparent that Britain was going to leave the European Union. I wasn’t surprised by the result, but it was interesting to watch the...

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Voter ID: Will the New Law Change Anything?

On March 15, I went to cast the first primary ballot of my life. But unlike when I voted in the general election in 2014, I had to plan ahead this time. This year, North Carolina enacted one of the most strict voter ID laws in the country. As a student from New Jersey...

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The Future of Bipartisanship

by Ryan Wolfe Our first Wake the Vote event in South Carolina last week was the most important one of the weekend. The event didn’t involve any canvassing, phone calls, or candidate rallies. It was a forum on bipartisanship featuring the Chairman of  South...

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The President We Need

As we arrived in New Hampshire early Monday morning, I was full of anticipation. After supporting him from the beginning of the race, I was going to be able to meet my favorite presidential candidate, Governor of Ohio John Kasich. Since I started seriously evaluating...

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Democrat for a Day

Last Tuesday night, I was nervous. As part of the Wake the Vote program, I don’t get to choose what candidate or even what party I would be working with next week. With all of the Wake the Vote members around the table, we were about to receive our campaign...

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