Who Will Win the US Presidential Election?
The primaries haven’t even begun, and yet the speculation surrounding the race for the US presidency in 2008 already has the American media in a tizzy. From Clinton to Obama, Giuliani to McCain, and nearly forty others in between, the 2008 election is the first since 1952 to lack any incumbent candidates, and the sheer number of hopeful contenders is at once striking and riveting. Richard Cohen probed and prodded the issues before a very entertained audience.
The upcoming election is also being forecast as the most expensive in US history, with Chairman Michael Toner of the Federal Election Commission predicting an overall expenditure of $1 billion. In his lecture, Richard Cohen will apply his political expertise, which he has cultivated in Washington DC since the 1960s, to offer a well-informed account of who really has the best chance in what promises to be a historical and dynamic race for the US presidency.
Richard Cohen has been a columnist at The Washington Post since 1968. His syndicated op-ed column appears biweekly and covers a variety of political topics, ranging from state elections to national affairs and international relations. He has notably covered every US presidential campaign since 1968. In 1973, Cohen was one of two reporters to break the story of the investigation of former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, who later became the second Vice President to resign from office. Cohen’s insight into the subject then led to the publication of the book A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Spiro T. Agnew (Viking, 1974). He has received the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Award, and has four times received an Honorable Mention from The Pulitzer Board, all for his investigative reporting. Cohen earned his B.A. from New York University, and later studied at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.