Political science professor and author Larry Sabato will be in Louisville on Tuesday as part of a lecture sponsored by the Filson Historical Society.
Sabato is director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and is considered a leading analyst and guru of American politics. In July 2008, he correctly predicted that Barack Obama would win the presidency within one vote of the Electoral College.
Judy Miller is deputy director of the Filson Historical Society. She says Sabato has a following in Louisville, but the group wants to get more people involved in the process.
“We offer this as an opportunity for the public schools and private schools trying to get young people interested and to reach out to a broad base. And hearing a man such as Dr. Sabato would be certainly an opportunity that’s pretty unique,” she says.
Sabato is expected to reflect on how the 2012 presidential election has developed thus far and what a possible outcome could be in November. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free for Filson members and $10 for non-members.
“When everybody is looking at politics and the upcoming election, I think maybe people who have not been interested before are paying a little bit more attention to what the future holds and it makes them that more interested in what Dr. Sabato has to say,” says Miller.