NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 6, 2016) – New York Times best-selling author Rich Lowry called Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “toxic” in a critical analysis of the upcoming election Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Lowry, the first speaker of the year for Brain Food, President Walter Kimbrough’s lecture series, shared his views on both presidential candidates before an audience of about 60 in Georges Auditorium.
The editor of the National Review, a conservative magazine, and a syndicated columnist and commentator for Fox News Channel, Lowry is author of “Lincoln Unbound” and “Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years,” which became a New York Times best-seller.
Lowry said Clinton is a dedicated and determined person but “toxic.” He said she needs to start doing things that are “pivotal, new and original” as well as “honest and trustworthy.” He suggested her main focus should be targeting the 18-34 age group to gain their attention and support.
As for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Lowry conceded that Trump gets more publicity for doing nothing than any other candidate. Lowry said Trump needs to get over the bar of acceptability.
Two other speakers are scheduled for fall Brain Food lectures. They include:
- Dr. Christopher Emdin, a best-selling author and educator, will appear Tuesday, Oct. 25. Emdin, author of “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y’all Too,” is an associate professor in STEM at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is director of science education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education.
- CNN contributor Van Jones will be the Justice Revious O. Ortique Jr. lecturer on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Listed among Ebony’s 2013 Power 100 and winner of an NAACP Image Award, Jones has two New York Times best-sellers, “The Green Collar Economy” and “Rebuild the Dream.”