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April 13, 2015
Paul Begala has seen it all—government united, government divided, gridlock and clear sailing. He now draws on his extensive experience to give audiences an understanding of the impact of today’s political landscape on such issues as the economy, budget deficit, health care, immigration, the future of Social Security and Medicare, U.S. foreign policy, the on-going war in Afghanistan, the unrest in the Middle East and other critical issues facing the country here at home and around the world.
A legendary political strategist, Paul Begala masterminded campaigns for the top leaders in government and corporate America. With his proven methods, he knows how to win over one of the toughest audiences in the world - the American public. Now, organizations can put these winning strategies at work for them. Begala provides audiences direction for crafting winning communications -- which will appeal to even the most skeptical of audiences -- in both business and personal life. He brings your audience proven tactics and techniques for communications success, and gives them specific strategies for getting their message across.
Paul Begala offers a witty and highly informed perspective on the Obama Administration, the Republican Congress, the race for the White House in 2016 and today’s headlines.
In the past 50 years, only four Democrats have won the White House. Paul Begala helped two of them. A commentator for CNN and professor at Georgetown University, Begala has worked in Congress and the White House, and in corporate life and academia. As a commentator for CNN, Begala appears on a variety of CNN programs, and writes opinion columns for CNN.com. Having advised campaigns around the world, including Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, he quite literally brings a world of experience to the nation’s long-term political landscape. Using historical guideposts, Begala provides audiences insights into the what, why and how of today’s hot-button issues and what the next two years holds for the Obama Administration working with the Republican-controlled Congress and the 2016 Presidential election. Begala burst on the political scene with his partner James Carville as senior strategist for the Clinton-Gore campaign. He went on to serve President Clinton as counselor to the President, where he was one of his closest aides, helping to define and defend the Administration’s agenda. In 2012, he was a senior advisor to Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama Super PAC, which played a critical role in President Obama’s 2012 victory. Begala is the author of several New York Times best-selling books on politics, and has taught at the University of Texas and the University of Georgia, as well as his current teaching position at Georgetown University.