Vote now in PunditFact's 'Final 4'
By Aaron Sharockman
Published on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.
And then there were four.
In PunditFact's Elite 8 matchups, Amy Walter bested Ana Navarro of CNN, Cokie Roberts defeated the Washington Post’s Michael Gerson, Bob Woodward beat Julie Pace of the Associated Press and Donna Brazile outlasted NBC’s Robert Gibbs.
Voting is now open for the "Final Four" -- Walter vs. Roberts and Woodward vs. Brazile -- and will remain open until 10 a.m. April 4. You can vote by clicking here.
A reminder of the rules of the game. PunditFact wants you to select your favorite pundit, however you determine that. Do they make you laugh? Do you agree with them most? Would you want them over for dinner?
PunditFact chose their original Sweet 16 pundits based largely on the number of times they've appeared on the Sunday news shows in 2014 -- the pinnacle of punditry.
Here’s a breakdown of the semifinal matchups:
Semifinal No. 1
Amy Walter. Walter is national editor of The Cook Political Report and previously served as political director of ABC News. According to her biography, Walter was named one of DC's "50 Top Journalists" by Washingtonian Magazine in 2009 and honored with the Washington Post's Crystal Ball award for her spot-on election predictions in 2000. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at Colby College where she graduated summa cum laude. In 2014, she’s appeared on Fox News Sunday, Face the Nation and State of the Union. Walter has more than 57,000 followers on Twitter.
Cokie Roberts. Roberts is a political commentator on ABC and NPR. From 1996-2002, Roberts co-anchored This Week. According to her biography, Roberts holds more than twenty honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions and on the President's Commission on Service and Civic Participation. This year the Library of Congress named her a "Living Legend," one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor. Roberts has appeared twice in 2014 on ABC’s This Week. Roberts does not have a Twitter account.
Semifinal No. 2
Bob Woodward. Woodward is an author and writer with the Washington Post. According to his biography, Woodward has authored or coauthored 16 nonfiction books in the last 36 years. All 16 have been national bestsellers and 12 of them have been No. 1 national nonfiction bestsellers — more No. 1 national nonfiction bestsellers than any contemporary author. Woodward and fellow Post report Carl Bernstein wrote stories reporting on the Watergate scandal that led to the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. In 2014, Woodward has appeared on Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday. Woodward does not have a Twitter account.
Donna Brazile. Brazile is a Democratic political strategist and CNN political analyst who served as campaign manager for Vice President Al Gore in 2000. According to her biography, Brazile is the author of Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal Uclick, a columnist for Ms. Magazine, and O, the Oprah magazine. She’s appeared five times on the Sunday shows in 2014. Brazile has 380,000 followers on Twitter.
Researchers: Aaron Sharockman
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