March 17, 2014
Communications and Marketing
Former congressman Joe Scarborough (R-FL) and host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" spoke to a standing room only crowd about his latest book, The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics - And Can Again.
Scarborough served as a member of Congress (R-Fla.) from 1994-2001 before becoming co-host of Morning Joe with Mika Brzezinski in 2007. In addition to his careers in politics and in television, Scarborough is a two-time New York Times best-selling author for his previous two works, Rome Wasn't Built in a Day and The Last Best Hope.
His latest book, The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan: How Republicans Once Mastered Politics - And Can Again, looks back in time to discern how Republicans once dominated American public life. From Eisenhower's refusal to let "the perfect be the enemy of the good," to Reagan's charismatic but resolutely practical genius, Scarborough shows how principled pragmatism combined with a commitment to core conservative values led to victory after victory.
Scarborough was joined by Jon Meacham, a regular contributor to Morning Joe and executive editor of Random House. Meacham is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University and at The University of the South who has written several award-winning books and contributes to various news publications. Meacham received the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion, his bestselling 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson, and is considered one of our time's most important historical authors.