Political couple gives lecture in Summit City

Photos of James Carville, right, and Mary Matalin, left, courtesy IPFW.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin spoke in front of hundreds of people at IPFW Thursday night.

It was part of IPFW’s Omnibus lecture series. The couple’s discussion is titled, “All’s Fair: Love, War, and Politics”.

Carville’s reputation for leading overlooked campaigns to victory began in 1986, culminating with Bill Clinton’s election in 1992. Recently, Carville has turned his expertise to global politics, focusing on campaigns around the world.

Matalin is a celebrated conservative political voice. She worked under President Ronald Reagan and served as George H.W. Bush’s campaign director, assistant to George W. Bush, and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney.

NewsChannel 15’s Brett Thomas was the moderator for the debate style event. The couple talked about the upcoming election and candidates in the running.

“People right left and center are angry, but now the challenge for America, as we just told the students, is do we channel that anger into something productive or just disruptive for the purpose of disruption,” Matalin said.

Carville said the Democratic party is a bit more settled than the Republican party. He said he believes Hillary Clinton will be able to bring the party together in time for the election.

Both said they believe Indiana’s primary will play a role in this election.

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