Common Ground?

Gleaves Whitney, Director Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University
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The search for political common ground has become a challenge for Americans. While it’s a frustrating challenge, the director of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies says we cannot avoid it. Gleaves Whitney confronted the issue last night in Grand Rapids during his address titled, Common Ground? He explains it is essential we reach out to people with whom we disagree in order to make our democracy work.

George H. W. Bush portrait photo
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“I was able to meet him for the first time when I was 10 years old, that was back in 1966 when he was running for the Senate race against Dolph Briscoe and he lost.”

Gleaves Whitney is director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University. He knew the Bush family growing up in Texas a mile or two from their home. A friendship and an appreciation for George H. W. Bush grew over the years.