James Carville Looks at American Politics
April 20, 2009
William W. Philip Hall
James Carville, a leading political consultant and author who helped guide Bill Clinton to presidential victory in 1992, spoke about American politics at UW Tacoma on Monday, April 20.
Carville told the audience that Abraham Lincoln, arguably the most successful American president, was also the least successful. He pointed out that failure is not only an option, but is necessary to achieve greatness.
About James Carville
Since his work on the 1992 Clinton election, Carville has focused on foreign political consulting, working with political clients around the world. He has also worked as a television and film producer, hosted talk shows, acted and written a number of books. With his wife Mary Matalin, former assistant to President Bush and counselor to Vice President Cheney, Carville wrote All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President, which spent eight weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. Carville is also a regular commentator on CNN and host of XM Radio’s 60/20 weekly sports show.
He was the first speaker to visit UW Tacoma as the Arthur R. and Anna Mae Paulsen Lecturer.