Today, after special days, we talk about the Republican “straw poll” in Florida, which, despite newsmedia hype, was nothing but a fundraiser with no significance. But what’s the state of the Republican Klown Kar Kavalcade? Is Perry’s campaign doomed? Is Christie “The One” for Republicans?
Next, we move on to President Obama’s electoral problems. Does he face a double-standard, being held to a higher standard than Bill Clinton was? We say his approval ratings are not an indicator of his relative electoral strength because the approval ratings of Congress—and Congressional Republicans in particular—are far worse. Arthur says we need more honesty in the mainstream news media’s coverage of this election.
After some general election chat, we move on to comments. Finally, we chat a little about National Book Festival.
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Links for this episode:
A link to show what the Santorum “Google problem” is
The Tim Corrimal Show Episode 181 – The episode Arthur referred to
Black President, Double Standard: Why White Liberals Are Abandoning Obama by Melissa Harris-Perry at The Nation
A look at the controversy of the droppin’ of the letter G
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.
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