The Candidate: What It Takes to Win—and Hold—the White House


Samuel L. Popkin, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego

Host: David Inge

In every presidential campaign there are two winners, the inevitable winner when it starts, and the inevitable winner when it ends. Sometimes, they are actually the same person. Our guest will be Samuel Popkin, professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. We’ll look at the dynamics of some recent campaigns … how challengers get to the White House, and how incumbents hold it. It’s all in his new book "The Candidate."