"I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one."
- James Carville
Politics aren't new. Folks have been running for one office or another for centuries. Normally, during a political campaign, the people running for office are the standouts. Occasionally, however, someone behind the scenes manages to capture the public's eye.
The political arena has its share of celebrities. Often, these folks are the ones on the television giving analysis or being asked for their opinions. Folks like Glen Beck, Rachel Maddow and even Rolling Stone's political analyst Matt Taibbi have gained fame and fortune supporting or deriding candidates and even political incumbents.
If you've paid any attention to politics, especially the Democratic Party, since Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, you've probably seen or, at the very least, heard of James Carville. You most likely know that he has something to do with politics, but most people don't know exactly what kind of role he fulfills.
Who is this charismatic guy with the Louisiana drawl, and where did he come from?