The Common Good presents a very special panel discussion on the upcoming Midterm Elections hosted by Hunter College.
“On the Fault Lines: Decision 2018”Midterm Elections Power Panel
Will there be a “blue wave” for Democrats in the House and possibly the Senate? Or will the GOP retain control of Capitol Hill? Will this election reflect a referendum on the robust economy and very positive jobs reports or President Trump’s more controversial actions? What political trends will shape the outcome of the vote?
Join us for a stimulating examination of one of the most consequential Midterm Elections in recent history with our exceptional and distinguished panel of campaign prognosticators and political analysts.
More About Our Participants:
Gloria Borger is CNN’s chief political analyst, a prominent part of all recent CNN election coverage, and was pivotal to CNN’s Emmy award-winning election night coverage in 2012. She also played a key role in the network’s political coverage for the 2010 midterm elections, as well as the historic America Votes 2008 coverage, which earned CNN a Peabody Award. She has interviewed many of our national leaders including former Vice President Joe Biden, former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, among others. Before joining CNN in September 2007, Borger also served in important political, reporting and opinion roles for CBS News,CBS’s Face the Nation, 60 Minutes II, Newsweek, US News & World Report and the Washington Star.
David Gergen served as a White House adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. He wrote about those experiences in his New York Times best-seller, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton. He is currently a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. Gergen has been a regular commentator on public affairs for some 30 years. He is a senior political analyst at CNN and was the former chief editor of U.S. News & World Report. Twice he has been a member of election coverage teams that won Peabody awards, and he has contributed to two Emmy award-winning political analysis teams.
Gerald Seib is the Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, responsible for the Journal’s news and analysis from the nation’s capitol. He writes a weekly column, “Capital Journal,” which brings an insightful, predictive and original understanding to politics, national affairs and foreign policy. Mr. Seib appears regularly on networks such as CNBC, Fox Business Network, CNN and the BBC as a commentator on Washington affairs.
Nate Silver is the founder of the award-winning website FiveThirtyEight and a special correspondent forABC News. Silver has established himself as today’s leading political statistician through his innovative analyses of political polling. He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the presidential election in 49 of 50 states, along with all 35 U.S. Senate races. In 2012, FiveThirtyEight predicted the election outcome in all 50 states. In 2009, he was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people.
Governor Haley Barbour’s storied tenure as a Republican elected leader and strategist began with work on Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign, support for Ronald Reagan’s first run for President, and managing Gerald Ford’s Presidential campaign in the Southeast in 1976. Then, after Reagan’s victory, Barbour served as Political Director of the Reagan White House. From 1993 to 1997, Gov. Barbour served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee, managing the 1994 Republican surge that led toGOP control of both Houses of Congress for the first time in 40 years. Barbour ran for Governor of Mississippi and won, serving two-terms from 2004 to 2012. He is the Founding Partner of BGR Group, heading advocacy coalitions, lobbying, and remains a major force in Republican party politics and elections.
Ann Lewis is a leading Democratic Party strategist, advocate for women’s rights, and author, She served as Chief of Staff to then-Congresswoman, later Senator, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland then as White House Director of Communications for President Bill Clinton from 1997-2000; as Senior Advisor to the campaigns of Hilary Clinton for Senate in 2000 and 2006, and for President in 2008; She was the first woman Political Director of the Democratic National Committee, leading the organization from 1981 to 1985. She is currently President of the Joint Action Committee Education Foundation. She was co-author of Campaigning for President, with David Gergen and Roberto Izurieta.