The Candidate

May 23rd, 2012

We are already in the midst of the Presidential political season. Where once labor day was the official start of our national poltical drama, today it is a multi-year, multi-dimensional business. One in which presumably ordinary people must acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that makes a true candidate. Adlai Stevenson one said that, “the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning."

Samuel Popkin, a Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego, and one of our most astute political observers, takes a look at The Candidate: What it Takes to Win - and Hold - the White House.

My conversation with Samuel Popkin: