Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/01/Baker_Ornstein_and_Mann_at_the_RNC Political analysts Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein criticize John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin for Vice President, and discuss how Palin may affect McCain's chances in the 2008 Presidential Election. This interview was recorded at the Republican National Convention, on September 1, 2008. FORA.tv coverage of the RNC: http://fora.tv/topic/republican_convention ----- Thomas E. Mann is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies and the W. Averell Harriman Chair at the Brookings Institution. A noted congressional scholar, Mann writes and speaks widely on issues related to campaigns; elections; and the effectiveness of Congress. He has conducted polls for congressional candidates and overseen national public opinion studies. Mann recently co-authored The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track. Norman J. Ornstein is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. An election analyst for CBS News, he writes a weekly column called "Congress Inside Out" for Roll Call. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, and he appears regularly on television programs like The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, and Charlie Rose. He serves on the board of the Public Broadcasting Service and several other nonprofit groups. Like Mann, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Gerard Baker is United States Editor and an Assistant Editor of The Times of London. He joined in 2004 from the Financial Times, where he had spent over ten years as Tokyo correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief.
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