The Next American Prime Minister: What Will Happen If a Republican Wins in 2016?

John Hudak of the Brookings Institution and Author Kristen Soltis Anderson join the governmentality podcast.

By Allen McDuffee | October 2, 2015
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The 2016 election cycle is in full swing, but with more uncertainty than ever. Only a handful of Democratic candidates are willing to face the party’s frontrunner, yet unpopular, Hillary Clinton. And on the Republican side, nearly 20 candidates representing several factions within the party are vying for the GOP nomination. John Hudak of the Brookings Institution discusses the power dynamics of the 2016 election cycle and why Republican power struggles could mean we wind up with an American prime minister.

In the book chat, Kristen Soltis Anderson discusses her new book, The Selfie Vote, about millennials and how the Republican Party is at risk of losing a generation of voters.

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Guests:

John Hudak is deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. His research examines questions of presidential power in the contexts of administration, personnel, and public policy. Hudak holds a Ph.D. in political science from Vanderbilt University. Follow him on Twitter: @JohnJHudak

Kristen Soltis Anderson is a pollster and co-founder of Echelon Insights, a research and analytics firm. She was one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 Changing the World” and has been featured as one of ELLE’s 2016 “Most Compelling Women in Washington.” She is the author of The Selfie Vote. Follow her on Twitter: @KSoltisAnderson

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