“Nearly everything you read about [political] polarization . . . is wrong, or at least incomplete or misinterpreted,” remarked Hoover senior fellow Morris Fiorina. Fiorina, along with David Brady, deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Tammy Frisby, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, sat down the day after the Florida primary to talk about American politics and the 2012 election. Stepping back from the blow-by-blow coverage of the presidential campaigns, Brady, Fiorina, and Frisby discuss how underlying conditions and both continuity and change in American politics are shaping the Republican primary, the prospects for the November 2012 general election, and races for seats in the 113th Congress.
Recorded on Thursday, February 2, 2012