Politics:

Political analysts discuss how western U.S. could affect the 2008 presidential election

With Democratic governors now holding office in several western states, some political analysts believe traditionally red states in the West could be turning blue. During today's E&ETV Event Coverage, filmed at the Progressive Policy Institute last week, several experts discuss the opportunities for Democratic candidates in the West. Former Interior Department deputy secretary David Hayes explains how western policymakers can balance resource development and land conservation issues. Plus, Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) talks about why he believes the next presidential election will be decided by the western United States.