Stories by Patrick James:
Sarah Palin: Gamble Big, Win Big?
John McCain’s vice presidential pick could shore up a shaky conservative base and swing states, according to USC professor Patrick James.
Joe Biden: Anatomy of a Choice
Barack Obama picked his running mate in damage control mode, hoping the longtime Delaware senator would steer him through a sea of unhappy Hillary Clinton supporters, says USC professor Patrick James. But the move may irritate young Obama activists, who are opposed to politics as usual.