Podcast by Cozen O'Connor
What Doesn’t Kill you Makes You Stronger
The grinding 2020 presidential election that rendered millions of Americans exhausted and frustrated represented a big test for our democracy, a test the country would eventually pass. The election system appears to have worked in the face of many challenges – including a pandemic and the resulting unprecedented shift to widespread mail-in voting, as well as a threat from foreign interference from sophisticated adversaries.
Public Strategies’ Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, Patrick Martin, and Kaitlyn Martin reflect on the bruising route to the White House and share their views on how President-elect Biden’s administration is taking shape after he unveiled his national security and foreign policy team and top White House staffing moves.
What do Donald Trump and the Democrats have in Common?
The results of the 2020 presidential election, in which each candidate received more than 70 million votes, show that the nation remains deeply divided. As Trump campaign’s legal challenges to the results continue, Biden’s team forges ahead with transition planning, and the pandemic rages on, Public Strategies’ Howard Schweitzer and Mark Alderman discuss the current state of the election and ponder whether, despite a bitter split, there may be some policy issues where Trump and the Democrats could find common ground.
The People Have Spoken . . . Now What Does It Mean?
The polls have closed and the voters have cast their ballots, but the nation has yet to find out who the winner of the 2020 presidential election is. As several states work to finish counting the ballots, with key battleground states too close to call, Public Strategies’ Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, and Kaitlyn Martin discuss and analyze the current state of the presidential election.
What Happened Last Night? Making Sense of the 2020 Election Returns.
The 2020 election is still fluid. There are millions of votes left to be counted in the presidential race, including in key battleground states, and the outstanding votes will ultimately decide the presidency. Public Strategies’ bi-partisan team, including Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, Alex Campau, Patrick Martin, and Kaitlyn Martin, discuss the current state of the presidential election and analyze the results of last night’s House and Senate races ((based on data available prior to the start of the webinar).
One of the most divisive and intensely personal presidential campaigns in contemporary history is coming to a close tomorrow. Public Strategies’ Howard Schweitzer and Mark Alderman discuss the two presidential candidates’ starkly different political identities and make their final predictions for the election that is likely to be a referendum on the president. Will it be Mr. Trump, who has largely wasted his chance to show emphatic leadership, has shifted almost exclusively to law-and-order rhetoric, and effectively has no second-term message beyond four more years of himself? Or will it be Mr. Biden, who has offered himself as the candidate best equipped to halt the nation’s raging coronavirus pandemic and heal its economic decline and whose key message is that the election is a fight for the soul of the nation?
Biden 1.0 — Looking Ahead to a Potential Transition and First Biden Term
Five days before the 2020 elections, Public Strategies Chairman Mark Alderman is joined by Patrick Martin - the group’s Midwest Director, Alex Campau - Health Policy Director, and Kaitlyn Martin - Government Relations Adviser, to discuss the current state of the presidential race and what a potential Biden-Harris administration would look like in Washington. CEO Howard Schweitzer moderates the discussion.