Peter Wielhouwer

Less Than 50 Days Until Election
Less Than 50 Days Until Election
With less than 50 days until the election, the ups and downs in the presidential campaign are being watched and analyzed more and more closely. On The Richard Piet Show, we have periodically checked in with Peter Wielhouwer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University, who has offered perspective on the challenges of the campaign and how each has responded...
Will Trump Tone It Down?
Will Trump Tone It Down?
Western Michigan University Associate Professor of Political Science Peter Wielhouwer cites statistics estimating about ten percent of voters are undecided on their choice for president in November. So will Donald Trump tone down his approach in order to court them, now that he is the Republican nominee...
Contested Convention?
Contested Convention?
Lately, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump hasn't been giving a thumbs up to the party over the primary and delegate process. Western Michigan University political science professor Peter Wielhouwer discussed with WBCK what a contested GOP convention might look like and how it would be handled...
Michigan's Primary Moment
Michigan's Primary Moment
A few years ago, Michigan's presidential primary was moved up - to the first Tuesday in March - in hopes it would make it a more politically significant event in the national election landscape. Tomorrow, Michiganders will have a chance to exercise that right, and it will be significant - certainly due to the way the Democrat and Republican races have sorted out so far...

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