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McCain v. Obama: Competing Visions for America

Thu October 23, 2008 at LBJ Library

The Center for Politics and Governance and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security hosted  McCain v. Obama: Competing Visions for America, a discussion of foreign and domestic policy, on October 23.  This town hall-style debate with prominent supporters of John McCain and Barack Obama examined the presidential candidates’ competing visions for foreign and domestic policy.   Dr. James M. Lindsay, Director of the Strauss Center, and Veronica Stidvent, Director of the Center for Politics and Governance, moderated the debate, asking questions of the panelists before opening the floor to audience members.  The panel featured:

  • Harold Ford, Jr., Chairman, Democratic Leadership Council and former U. S. Representative from Tennessee;
  • Lee Feinstein, former Director of National Security for Hillary Clinton for President and Visiting Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution;
  • Tod Lindberg, Editor, Policy Review; and 
  • David Schenk, Attorney and McCain supporter

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