Mary Matalin and James Carville visit Orange, say Ted Cruz will be Republican nominee for President

Political power couple thinks Ted Cruz will be Republican nominee for President

Two of the nation's most prominent political consultants visited Orange Monday night.  Mary Matalin and James Carville were part of the Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by Lamar State College-Orange.

They spoke to a crowd of more than 600 at the Lutcher Theater.

The two represent different political parties, Matalin is a Republican and Carville is a Democrat.  Both have presidential wins under their belts.

Matalin with George H.W. Bush and Carville with Bill Clinton.

Matalin and Carville have been married for 22 years.

Before they took the stage at the Lutcher, they met with 12News.  They were both charming, witty, and despite their political differences agree a lot on the current political climate.

Carville told us, "I think both parties seem hell bent on committing suicide."  He went on to say, "It has been completely unpredictable, it's been topsy turvy."  That's describing the presidential race, which Carville says has humiliated many pundits.  He said things they all thought was going to happen, didn't, and vice versa.

Both Carville and Matalin predict Ted Cruz will get the Republican nomination for President.

But they disagree on who the Democratic nominee will be.  Carville is helping the Hillary Clinton campaign, and believes she will prevail.  Matalin, however, doesn't think neither Clinton nor Sanders will get the nomination.

Matalin said about Clinton, "She's losing all the constituencies that Obama won that she needed."

Both consultants also say that President Obama will make a nomination to fill Justice Antonin Scalia's vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, but they agree the Senate will not confirm that person.

To hear what the couple says has kept them together for so long, despite their opposing political views, watch the video.


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