Jonathan Alter, Columnist, Bloomberg View; Author, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies; Twitter: @jonathanalter
Joe Tuman, Professor of Legal and Political Communications, San Francisco State University; Political Analyst, CBS 5 Television, San Francisco - Moderator
Alter uses his unmatched access and deep knowledge of politics and history to produce an unparalleled account of America at the crossroads. Peering behind the curtain at the White House and the presidential campaigns with exclusive reporting and rare historical insight, Alter reveals the twists, turns and high-stake political decisions of the Obama presidency. Alter also examines Obama's adversaries, providing fresh details about the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, Roger Ailes and the online haters who suffer from what Alter calls “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” Alter takes us inside what he calls the GOP “clown car” primaries as well as Obama’s disastrous preparation for the first debate. We meet Obama's analytics geeks working out of "The Cave" and the man who secretly videotaped Mitt Romney's infamous comments on the "47 percent." Don't miss a chance to hear the famed journalist deepen our understanding of Obama’s presidency, the 2012 election stakes and the future of his second term.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by Kristopher Long