Oxford University Press
"The Candidate: What it Takes to Win - And Hold - The White House" by Samuel L. Popkin
“There are two winners in every campaign,” according to author Samuel L. Popkin: “The inevitable winner when it begins — such as Rudy Guiliani or Hillary Clinton in 2008 — and the inevitable winner after it ends.” From campaign juggling to the war room, Popkin’s most recent work, “The Candidate: What It Takes to Win — and Hold — the White House,” draws upon his years of experience as a consultant to the Carter, McGovern, Clinton and Gore campaigns, but his insight was clearly honed even before then, back in his days as a political science major at University of California, San Diego.
On today's show, Popkin joins Patt in order to field your questions on what it will take to win and hold the White House in 2012.
Samuel L. Popkin, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego; former Democratic strategist for presidential campaigns for over 40 years