Nelson: Why Tennessee is no longer the mother of presidential contenders

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 24, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: December 24, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

In none of the past three elections – 2012, 2016, and now 2020 – has anyone given a thought to the possibility that the next president might come from Tennessee.


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