This is a preview of POLITICO’s upcoming “The Path to Political Success: The Politics of Plod,” a weekly column that examines the political landscape, the challenges, the rewards, and the opportunities for the next generation of candidates.
The panel features three seasoned politicians and five new faces from the field who share their insights, experiences, and insights about the 2016 presidential race.
The panelists include:Jill Biden (D-Del.), former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) of Wisconsin; former Gov.
Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota; former Rep. Bill Richardson (D); and former Govs.
Pete Wilson of North Carolina and Jay Nixon of New Jersey.
In the opening moments of the panel, former Gov Joe Biden, former Sens.
John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jim Webb (D), and former Reps.
Joe Wilson (R) of North Dakota and Jim Costa (D).
Biden, Feingolds, and Richardson have been critical of Republican nominee Donald Trump, calling him “unqualified” and saying he should be “ashamed of himself.”
Richardson said Trump “is in danger of losing the election” and added, “If you want to have a conversation about how to win the presidency, you have to talk about the economy.”
The panelist also discussed the role of a presidential candidate’s party and whether or not the candidate should take part in the PLDT, a campaign finance organization that exists for a limited time in every election cycle.
The second segment of the POLITICO panel focuses on how a candidate should respond to criticism of his or her policies, from how to use social media to raise money and what the best way to use the platform is.
In the panel’s closing moments, panelist Bill Richardson said that his favorite phrase is “we will do what we must do to win.”
The former vice president also said that he was proud to be the first African-American candidate to run for president.
“This is what I was taught in school.
The great, great American dream,” Richardson said.
“You’re born into it.
You can never take it back.”
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