In this panel discussion hosted by National Journal and The Atlantic, National Journal Editorial Director Ron Brownstein, Major Garrett, David Gregory, and others examine how Mitt Romney will govern if he is elected president.
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Ronald Brownstein is political director of the Atlantic Media Company and National Journal Group’s editorial director, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for both National Journal and The Atlantic, and he coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media. Brownstein was twice named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the 1996 and 2004 presidential campaigns. In addition, he is the recipient of several journalism awards, including the Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Excellence in Media Award from the National Council on Public Polls in 2005, and the Journalist of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2005. In 2007, the American Political Science Association presented him its Carey McWilliams Award for lifetime achievement.
Jason Chaffetz is the U.S. Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district, first elected in 2008. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Major Elliott Garrett is a Congressional correspondent with the National Journal. Prior to joining the National Journal he was the senior White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel. He covered the 2004 presidential election, the War on Terror, and the 2008 presidential election where he covered the Democratic primaries and later Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee.
He is married to Julie Kirtz, a Washington, D.C. correspondent for Fox News weekend.
Ed Gillespie is an American Republican political strategist and former Counselor to the President in the George W. Bush White House. Gillespie, along with Jack Quinn, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, founded Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bipartisan lobbying firm.
David Michael Gregory is an American television journalist, and moderator of NBC News' Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press.
R. Glenn Hubbard
Glenn Hubbard is dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Hubbard is the author of two leading textbooks on economics and co-author of Seeds of Destruction; The Mutual Fund Industry; The Aid Trap; and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. From 2001 to 2003, he was chairman of the US Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. He currently co-chairs the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
Senator Jon Kyl
Jon Kyl was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona in 1994 and re-elected in 2000 and 2006, after having served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the Republican Whip, he is the second-ranking member of the Senate Republican Leadership and responsible for building support on key issues.
He serves on the Senate's Finance Committee, where he is the ranking Republican on the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, and on the Judiciary Committee, where he is the ranking Republican on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security.
Mary Bono Mack
Mary Bono Mack is the U.S. Representative for California's 45th congressional district, and previously the 44th, serving since 1998. She is a member of the Republican Party.
Vin Weber is a partner with Clark & Weinstock, a strategic consulting and public policy firm in Washington, DC. He is a former US Congressman, serving Minnesota's Second Congressional District from 1980 to 1992. Mr. Weber is Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, and a fellow at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, where he is a co director of the Policy Forum. Mr. Weber serves on the Board of Directors of several private sector and non-profit organizations, including ITT Educational Services and The Lenox Group. He also serves on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations and co-chaired a major independent task force on U.S. Policy Toward Reform in the Arab World.
Former Rep. Vin Webber (R-MN), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) discuss how the Bush Tax Cuts will fare after the possible 2012 election of Mitt Romney, and whether there's any hope of compromise in a potential lame duck Obama Administration.