Advancing a Free Society

Crossroad: The Stakes in the 2012 Elections

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Preeminent scholar of American politics and the presidency, James W. Ceaser, assess four scenarios for the national political situation on the day after the November election. Taking stock of what lies ahead after either an Obama or Romney win (and a wide or narrow margin victory for each candidate), Ceaser considers three main questions:

  • What is the larger meaning and significance of the election?
  • What can the winner reasonably claim about the election outcome?
  • What does the outcome augur for the defeated party?

With an introduction by Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution, John Raisian.

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(Duration : 30:13)