Fellow Talks

Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses what the next president of the United States will have to deal with after President Obama leaves office

Friday, May 8, 2015
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Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution whose focus is classics and military history. Hanson notes that it should be a good time for Republicans because Barak Obama has essentially destroyed the Democratic Party. State legislators are more than 70 percent Republican; governors are more than 60 percent Republican. But challenges remain for the Republicans because President Obama has moved the goal posts far to the left, and the national debt is huge, entitlements are growing, immigration is a problem, race relations have deteriorated; it will be tough and painful to turn things around.