James Carville: Love & War

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

 James Carville talks about being half the nation’s most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple. he looks at how he and his wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin—and the country—have changed in the last two decades in their book Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home. They tell their story, beginning with the end of the 1992 presidential campaign—where he managed Bill Clinton’s electoral triumph while she suffered defeat as George H. W. Bush’s key strategist.


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I am SO tired of everyone in the media, even supposedly factual and informed NPR/WNYC (and Andy Borowitz just now), equating Fox and MSNBC. The only similarity is that they each have an admitted political perspective. But at the very least, MSNBC presents stories and points of view supported by FACTS, which they clearly explain and document, while Fox makes things up to push their point of view...and is cruel and intolerant in doing it.

Jan. 08 2014 12:39 PM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

"MSNBC is sort of FoxNews for vegans."

Well, it's easy to write them both of as equivalent if you are comparing only the commentary shows but FoxNews has shown that is places its thumb on the scales in the straight news - well, I guess you could call it straight news - shows.

The replay of the Breitbart/O'Keefe stories as real events; the continual replay of an amplified Dean scream; dancing Palestinians on the news of 9/11...The list goes on.

MSNBC's journalistic ethics are FAR ABOVE those of FNC.

Jan. 08 2014 12:38 PM
tom from astoria

Mr. Carville mentions a simple message repeated many time (in his Afghanistan work) -- What about the Democrats falling down on the job when it comes to 'messaging.' Contrast to the GOP, there is no repeated, strongly worded message day in and day out! Republicans do it every day, like there're working from a central command. Why the sheepishness?

Jan. 08 2014 12:36 PM
Juli from Skillman, NJ

I completely understand how, not only does your marriage survive, it thrives because of these differences. I am a socialist married to a libertarian. It has led to some very interesting and informative debates on both sides. We have learned much from one another.

Jan. 08 2014 12:26 PM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

A question - This is the 15th anniversary of the Clinton Impeachment trial. Any reflections?

A comment - My wife and I are center-lefties, though she is more left than me! I think that is more stressful than being on opposite sides where you can just agree to disagree and go on about your love.

Jan. 08 2014 12:18 PM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

How did the Lopate Show producers snag Boss Hogg?

Jan. 08 2014 12:09 PM
antonio from baySIde

Does leaving D.C. mean they're going to put their support behind a new party or movement?

It seems to me there some good ideas out there the general public is not aware of...
1) North Dakota's approach to banking and far as I know is staunchly republican.
2) The governor of Kentucky embraced the A.C.A..ALSO REPUBLICAN...
3) Elizabeth Warren is stumping with some common sense solutions to Banking, economics...

Forget left or right!

Jan. 08 2014 12:08 PM

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