Travels From: Louisiana & Virginia
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November 6, 2014
The legendary, provocative and always timely James Carville presents his captivating views on American and international politics, spiced with his own unique brand of optimism and humor. This political mastermind and a fixture in US politics shares his thoughts on current events, the GOP-controlled Congress, the final years of the administration of Barack Obama, the 2016 Presidential election horserace and the challenges facing the major political parties and players. Carville discusses how, beginning in 2006, American political power started shifting between the two parties at a glacial pace with neither party holding onto the reigns of leadership for long. The highly partisan atmosphere in Washington and constant power shifts over the last few years have proven that the old rules of politics and power are gone—maybe forever. Why is this happening? Are politicians intentionally dividing the electorate for political gain? Why have things become so partisan? He dissects the extreme political forces shaping the country and shows what trends from the last two decades mean for our political future. Using data derived from the intersection of policy, politics and public opinion, Carville believes the real strength in America is the power of youth and that those wishing to maintain political power ignore this bloc at their own peril.
One of America’s best-loved political couples—James Carville and Mary Matalin—give audiences an enlightening and entertaining look at today’s most important political issues, the 2016 race for the White House and a behind-the-scenes look at politics inside Washington. Matalin and Carville are key players on the national political stage—they each have over 30 years of experience in politics and have individually worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. They combine their unique experiences to provide audiences with a stimulating, candid and provocative conversation from both sides of the political aisle.
One of the most recognizable figures in politics, James Carville is an insider who analyzes the Obama Administration, Congress, the 2016 Presidential election and the global political landscape with his signature energy and humor.
There’s nobody in politics like James Carville. Offering bombastic, enthusiastic, shoot-from-the-hip, no-holds-barred political commentary combined with a quick wit and a Southern drawl, the “Ragin’ Cajun” is instantly recognizable from his frequent TV appearances. Carville has been at the center of some of the most dramatic political victories of our generation and his insights move and shape the political landscape. With the trends in the political arena towards polarity and partisanship, the highly partisan atmosphere in Washington and constant power shifts over the last few years have proven that the old rules of politics and power are gone—maybe forever. Carville now discusses with audiences what effects political division will have on both political parties, the 2016 race for the White House and our country for decades to come. In addition to his expertise in domestic politics, Carville has also worked on international campaigns in more than 23 countries including those of 14 heads of state. He is also a columnist for The Hill newspaper which publishes daily when Congress is in session and the author of numerous books including It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! (2012) and All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, written with his wife and favorite debate partner Mary Matalin. In their second joint memoir, Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home (January 2014), Carville and Matalin take a look at how they—and America—have changed in the last two decades. In their two distinct voices, they pick up their story from the end of the 1992 Presidential campaign to their new life in New Orleans today where their efforts to rebuild and promote that city have become a central part of their lives—and a poignant metaphor for moving the nation forward.