The Former Mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown speaks on the state of politics today.
Willie Brown covers the changes in the Democratic nomination process that was not enacted with minorities and women in mind; compares Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's strategies and relative successes and failures; and examines the role that race and gender will play in the coming 2008 election.
Willie Brown Jr.
Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. was the 41st mayor of San Francisco, serving from 1996 to 2004. Brown is an American political figure who served over 30 years in the California State Assembly. He was the 58th Speaker of the California State Assembly serving from 1980 to 1995. Brown is a member of the Democratic Party.
Former Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California Assembly Willie Brown states that the rigorous democratic primary is not dividing the party, rather making it stronger by exciting record numbers of people from different demographics to the polls. Brown also addresses possible vice president candidates.
Former Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California Assembly Willie Brown compares the prominent roles that race and gender will play in the 2008 election - an election he believes is based on, and ready for change.
Former Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California Assembly Willie Brown explains why Senator Hillary Clinton should stay in the race even if Senator Barack Obama's lead is mathematically unsurmountable.