It’s bloviatin’ time! Come join me as I take part in a panel discussion on the 2008 presidential election and what it meant for the nation, next Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Commonwealth Club of California’s office on the second floor of 595 Market St. in San Francisco. Also on the panel will be Oakland’s own Frank Russo, founder of the California Progress Report; Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo; and state GOP vice chairman Thomas Del Beccaro, publisher of the Political Vanguard. It’s a 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program and 7:30 p.m. reception; tickets are available online at $12 for club members, $20 for non-members and $7 for students with valid ID.
Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.