Grant Suire, a 13-year-old Crowley eighth-grader, asked veteran political experts James Carville and Mary Matalin for their advice to young people looking to get involved in politics.
“You have to be able to stand losing,” Matlin said at Thursday’s One Acadiana luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center.
Carville said, “If you get interested in politics, the first thing you have to realize ... you are going to have some disappointing days and nights.”
But Carville added, “We need young people like you to be willing to come in and accept these challenges.”
And Matalin said a starting point is to volunteer in a campaign.
Suire’s question was one many topics the famous married odd couple of politics talked about for about an hour to the regional chamber of commerce.
Carville is the political genius behind Bill Clinton’s 1992 winning campaign for president and Matalin is a longtime Republican insider.