Common Ground

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Biography

Based on their successful USA Today column "Common Ground," political speakers Bob Beckel, a liberal Democratic strategists, and Cal Thomas, a conservative columnist, take on the most controversial issues of the day. Whether taking on the Tea Party, unions, health care, or regulatory issues, Beckel and Thomas cut through the bickering and get to the heart of what really matters.

Moving away from the archaic crossfire format--Beckel and Thomas find shared beliefs that both liberals and conservatives can agree upon. More like a conversation between friends than debate between enemies, they inspire audiences to find the common ground in their own beliefs, and put aside politics as usual. Their book, Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America, expands on their work in USA Today, and is a discussion of how liberals and conservatives can work together to put America back on track.

Speaking Topics

Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America
In this joint keynote speech, political speakers and USA Today columnists Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel take on the contentious issues that divide the nation along partisan lines, seeking common ground that can end the stalemate in Washington. They emphasize bipartisan cooperation and a commitment to ending cross-aisle political conflict. Although Beckel and Thomas have different opinions on almost every subject imaginable, the goal of Common Ground is to show audience and Americans that bridges can be forged between differences, and agreements can be made.

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