Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Four nationally known political strategists coming to Xavier

Xavier University is hosting a panel presentation with four nationally known political experts discussing the historic nature of this year’s presidential campaign on Monday, October 20, 2008, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Schiff Conference Center of Xavier’s Cintas Center. Panel members include Donna Brazile (D), Joe Trippi (D), Michael Murphy (R) and John Kasich (R). The discussion will be moderated by Roger Fortin, Academic Vice President and Provost of Xavier University.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve a spot, please send an e-mail to To learn more about the panelists and the event, visit the event’s website here.

Donna Brazile (D)
, chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, is also a senior political strategist and former campaign manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000—the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign.

John Kasich (R) spent a combined 18 years in the Ohio State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Today he serves as an investment banker on Wall Street and hosts "Heartland with John Kasich" on the Fox News Channel and occasionally subs on the "The O’Reilly Factor."

Michael Murphy (R) has handled strategy and advertising for more than 26 successful senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns, including those of Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. He served as senior strategist for Sen. John McCain’s 2000 presidential campaign and was senior strategist for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election as Governor of California.

The New Republic heralds Joe Trippi (D) as the man who “reinvented campaigning.” In 2004, as the national campaign manager for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign, Trippi pioneered the use of online technology to organize what became the largest grassroots movement in presidential politics.