US Expert Reveals The Real Debate ‘Winner’ By MARK PENN, US debates expert Published April 30, 2010 After the media frenzy around “Bigotgate”, last night’s third and final TV debate took place took under a surreal backdrop. Gordon Brown’s comments about Gillian Duffy were disastrous not just because of the […]
Rub-A-Dub-Snub! Are Leaders Scrubbing Up? By MARK PENN, US debates expert Published April 23, 2010 If the first election debate spawned a new political catchphrase – “I agree with Nick” – the second debate in Bristol saw the line abandoned. After watching Nick Clegg’s popularity soar in the last week, […]
UK Leaders’ Debate: Lessons For Next Time By MARK PENN, US debates expert Published April 16, 2010 The first UK election debate brought with it a real sense of interest and expectation. Would there be a knock-out blow? Would any of the candidates slip up? How would they cope with […]
Debates: Low Expectations Are A Blessing By MARK PENN, US debates expert Published April 12, 2010 Ten years ago, the American presidential race was shaped by a debate that pitted the successor to a popular president against a self-described moderate Republican running on “compassionate conservatism”. In those debates, George W. […]
WSJ’s Kelsey Hubbard speaks with CEO of Burson-Marsteller about the challenges that world leaders will be facing and how deep these issues actually are and his reaction to the Prime Minister’s ideas.