2PP066 – 29 November 2011

After Special Days, Jason talks about a movie he saw, which leads to brief talk about another movie, before we talk a bit about Thanksgiving.

After that, Arthur talks a bit about the recent New Zealand elections. That leads to a discussion of political public opinion polls. This morphs into a discussion of the Republican presidential campaign, so we use our brand-new 2Political Republican Frontrunner Prognosticator™ to work out who the current Republican frontrunner is. That, in turn, leads to a discussion of what’s wrong with the Republican Party. It’s a barbed wire salad of interlocking topics.

Please leave a comment (anyone’s welcome—agree or disagree!), or you can ring the 2Political Comment line on 206-350-3982.

Links for this episode:
The Hillary Moment – the latest delusional op ed piece from Caddell and Schoen
One and done – their delusion from exactly one year ago
Reminder: Try Not to Ride Metro on the Weekend – the blog post Jason mentioned
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2 Responses to 2PP066 – 29 November 2011

  1. Roger Green says:

    I STILL say Newt CAN win the nomination (and if he wins the nom, he CAN win the White House). If he wins New Hampshire, which the Manchester newspaper endorsement does assist, the race is up in the air. And don’t underestimate the GOP voters’ xenophobia re Mitt’s Mormonism. http://www.salon.com/2011/12/01/the_newt_electbility_trap/

    As people pull out of the race, the last ABR candidate has the best chance. When Santorum, Bachmann and Cain drop out, where do their supporters go? Not to Romney, for the most part.

    Cain is dead man walking in the race.
    “Cain pointed to his Atlanta attorney, Linn Wood, for further details. But in a letter to Fox 5 [Atlanta], Wood didn’t repeat Cain’s denials:
    ‘ This is not an accusation of harassment in the workplace – this is not an accusation of an assault – which are subject matters of legitimate inquiry to a political candidate.
    ‘ Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.’

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