Political strategists and ultimate power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will slice and dice the outcome of Tuesday's national elections Nov. 8 at the University of New Orleans. Their presentation kicks off a series of events marking the investiture of Peter J. Fos as UNO's first president under the UL System.
Coming just two days after the presidential election, the Matalin-Carville discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public — but seating is limited to the first 750 people who arrive. Standing room will be provided for overflow crowds.
The couple's analysis, dubbed "The 2012 Presidential Election: A Living Room Chat," is part of UNO's Homer L. Hitt Distinctive Lecture series. The presentation will focus on all aspects of the election, including the efficacy of pre-election strategies by the candidates and implications of election outcome for the next four years. Gambit columnist and political editor Clancy DuBos will moderate the discussion. Limited questions from the audience will be entertained.
The Hitt Distinctive Lecture series is sponsored by the UNO Founders Club. — Staff reports