The meaning of midterm elections
After his party received a drubbing in 1982, Ronald Reagan went on to a landslide victory in 1984. Bill Clinton shifted to the center after the disastrous 1994 midterms and became a popular two-term president. Midmorning looks at the lessons past presidents have learned from midterm elections.
- Ron Elving: Senior Washington editor for NPR.
- Russell Riley: Associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and chair of the Miller Center's Presidential Oral History program.
- William Doyle: Author of "Inside the Oval Office: The White House Tapes from FDR to Clinton."