Presidential eyewitness: David Gergen speaks in Westmont’s lecture series

With the political circus heating up leading into the presidential elections, the media landscape is becoming ever more populated with pundits on all sides.

One of the more measured experienced of the lot is David Gergen, the soft but well-spoken journalist, advisor and political commentator whose frequent appearances on CNN can seem like a voice of reason amidst the antagonistic divisiveness around him.

On Friday afternoon, Mr. Gergen appeared in an idyllic, literal seaside encounter at the Coral Casino, to speak about his experiences and observations of the political scene, then and now. Mr. Gergen, who spoke at Campbell Hall in 2012 as part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures series, was appearing in town this time as the first guest in thie Westmont College “Leadership Lecture” series. more

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