BigTentUSA was pleased to host legendary political consultant James Carville and focus group guru and publisher of The Bulwark, Sarah Longwell, in conversation with award-winning journalist Katie Couric. They dove into the mindset of voters as the 2024 Presidential election approaches, exploring topics such as voter preferences for candidates and the underlying reasons for these choices. They also discussed the Democratic Party’s messaging problem, Trump, and the craziest members of Congress.
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James Carville is a well-known American political consultant, who has successfully managed many political campaigns, most notably, the first presidential campaign (1991–92) of Bill Clinton. He is also a speaker, talk-show host, actor, and author with six New York Times bestsellers to his credit. He co-hosts a weekly podcast, Politics War Room, with journalist Al Hunt, and has co-founded Democracy Corps, an independent, non-profit polling organization dedicated to making the government more responsive to the American people.
Sarah Longwell is a Republican political strategist and publisher of The Bulwark. She is also host of the Bulwark podcast The Focus Group, which presents the broad takeaways from hundreds of hours of voter opinion focus groups across both the country and the political spectrum.
Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist and #1 New York Times best-selling author. Couric was the first woman to solo anchor a network evening newscast, serving as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 2006 to 2011 following 15 years as co-anchor of NBC’s Today show.
In 2017, she founded Katie Couric Media (KCM), which has developed a number of media projects, including a daily newsletter, “Wake-Up Call”, a podcast, “Next Question”, digital video series and several documentaries. You can find it all at katiecouric.com.
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