Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"KNPR's State of Nevada"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
Gillespie On Bundy, Officer Shootings
Reno: News From The North
Columnist: No Way Any Convention Is Coming To Las Vegas
Bundyfest: It Could Happen
Life In Baker, California
Bryce Harper Benched In Washington
The HOA: Help Or Headache?
Is The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas For Sale?
Reno A Frontrunner For Tesla Plant
Reid Vs. Heller On Bundy Standoff
Lowden Embraces Changing Senate Elections
The State Of The Clark County School District
States Look At Marijuana Laws
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hadza About Digestion
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
Las Vegas City Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
The Good Foods Of Lent
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
How Safe Is Your Food?
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger

Candidate Makeovers
Candidate Makeovers

AIR DATE: July 5, 2010

Since she won the Republican Senate primary, Sharron Angle has hired a new ad agency and redone her website. Critics say she's also softening her rhetoric. Journalist Jon Ralston called it a "political makeover." Is she reshaping her image for the general election? Will it appeal to more voters? Where have we seen these political makeovers before? And how do they affect elections? We talk to local campaign consultants, plus a professor who recalls Richard Nixon's "makeover" decades ago. What do you think about candidate makeovers?

Ryan Erwin, Republican political consultant, Ryan Erwin and Associates
Dan Hart, Democratic political consultant, Dan Hart and Associates
David Greenberg, Asso Prof, history and journalism and media studies, Rutgers University; author, Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image
    comments powered by Disqus
    Very thoughtful discussion, I appreciated the candor with which both guests spoke. Though your biases were unmistakable, I could tell you did as much as you could to get academic and outside your eternal pursuit of persuasiveness to shed some light on the behind the scenes process of politics. As much as this probably works against both your career goals (giving voters an insider look at how politics works) you did much tonight to leave us educated and better equipped to understand what is happening. The only drawback was somebody was breathing in the mic the whole time. Step up your game producers, learn some sign language and give these guys a warning.
    JimJul 13, 2010 20:54:46 PM
    Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.