For twenty years, James Carville and Mary Matalin have held the mantle of the nation's most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, Carville and Matalin take a look at how they - and America - have changed in the last two decades. If nothing else, this new collaboration proves that after twenty years of marriage they can still manage to agree on a few things.
"A Look at a power couple"
James Carville is the best-known and most-loved political consultant in American history. He is also a speaker, a talk-show host, an actor, and an author with six New York Times best sellers to his credit. Part of a large Southern family, he grew up without a television and loved to listen to the stories his mama told. Mr. Carville lives with his wife, Mary Matalin, and their two daughters in New Orleans.
"Spot on. Carville holds nothing back."
The problem with Democrats, Carville and Begala argue, is not ideological. It's anatomical. They lack a backbone. Take It Back is a spinal transplant for Democrats and an audacious battle plan for victory.
"Take it Back"
In We're Right, They're Wrong, James Carville uses his trademark mix of pointed argument, homespun wit, and historic lore to deflate GOP claims that nothing is amiss in America that budget-cutting wouldn't cure. Carville staunchly defends a strong government - one capable of teaching, feeding, healing, defending and sheltering its citizens and provides Democrats and progressives with a politically astute program for building upon what's best about our nation.
It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! confirms what we have all suspected: Washington and Wall Street have really screwed things up for the average American. Work has been devalued. Education costs are out of sight. Effort and ambition have never been so scantily rewarded. Political guru James Carville and pollster extraordinaire Stan Greenberg argue that our political parties must admit their failures and the electorate must reclaim its voice, because taking on the wealthy and the privileged is not class warfare—it is a matter of survival.
"Good listen and informative"
James Carville and Paul Begala, two of the Democratic party's top political strategists, visit with CNN senior analyst Jeff Greenfield in this edition of Live at the 92nd Street Y. Carville and Begala discuss the hottest issues of the day, providing colorful political commentary and insight "from the left".
Every four years Americans hold a presidential election. Somebody wins and somebody loses. That's life. But 2008 was an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is about something far bigger than four or even eight years in the White House. Since 2004, Americans have been witnessing and participating in the emergence of a Democratic majority that will last not four but forty years.
Dan Rather, the former anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, turns his attention to the upcoming election and how voters can get the information they need to make an informed decision. Rather is joined by James Carville, political consultant and a media personality known as the "Ragin' Cajun".
Tonight on the program, coverage of the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Charlie is joined by Eric Holder, former United States Attorney General; Marc Lasry, co-founder and C.E.O. of Avenue Capital Group; and political commentator James Carville.