The 2012 presidential race had us looking at every angle of the election, but I was intrigued and charmed by Scott Farris’s book focusing on the integral role of concession speech of the loser. He said it was a key component to maintaining peace and national security. Farris himself lost a congressional race, and I appreciated his enthusiasm for the topic during our interview.
Host Intro: Author Scott Farris can empathize with famous political losers. He was once the Democratic nominee for Congress to Wyoming, but lost to Barbara Cubin in 1998. Farris takes a look at the legacies of some notable-yet-unsuccessful presidential candidates in his book, “Almost President, the men who lost the race but changed the nation.”
This year, Mitt Romney garnered attention for a hard-fought campaign followed by a gracious concession speech. Scott Farris tells Rebecca Martinez that speech is a crucial part of every election.