Episode 17: Stuart Stevens


This week Bob speaks with author and political consultant Stuart Stevens, whose brand new book “It Was All A Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump” explain how the GOP and Trump came to represent each other so completely. Stuart has been an advisor to Republican candidates since the 1980s, culminating with him leading Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign in 2012, and his view from the inside about what he and others got wrong is honest and refreshing.

Stuart and Bob discuss when it all veered off course for the GOP (hint: 1964), how “the dark side” won, and why the future of America will be decided by the battles currently playing out within the Democratic Party.  

Finally they turn to the 2020 election and how sometimes the historical moment picks the right leader for that time, as may be happening now with Joe Biden.

Politics of Truth is brought to you by Osiris Media. Executive Producer is Adam Caplan. Produced by RJ Bee. Edited, mixed and mastered by Brad Stratton. Art by Mark Dowd. To discover more podcasts that help you connect more deeply with the music you love, check out osirispod.com.


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.