Is it really that hard to find out who won? Grab a stool as Jim and Greg unload on the Iowa Democratic Party for insisting on a maddeningly convoluted process and failing to ensure that the technology used to transmit results was actually working. As a result, by midday Tuesday, no one knew who won or what the delegate totals look like. After hammering the Democrats for the lousy process and general incompetence, they explain how the Republican caucuses look clear and simple by comparison while noting that President Trump’s GOP challengers are barely even noticeable. Finally, with conspiracy theories already flying about how Democrats are out to deny Bernie or protect Biden or that the failed app may have artificially boosted Pete Buttigieg, Jim and Greg fear Iowa’s debacle will further erode confidence that election results can be taken at face value.
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The 2020 presidential campaign comes at a time when Americans appear more politically divided than ever. Many analysts contend very few minds are capable of changing. Either you like President Trump or fear what one of the Democrats would do in office or you want virtually anyone but Trump and you’ll side with whoever the Democrats nominate.
But authors Bruce Eberle and Vernon Robinson believe Trump has the chance to make surprisingly large inroads with black voters, who have backed Republican nominees less than 10 percent of the time in recent election cycles. Their new book is entitled “Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump.”
So why is Trump in position to make significant gains after intense criticism of his handling of the deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville and other accusations of racism? What about the Trump record in his first term might cause black voters to take a closer look? Why might polls of black voters prior to the election distort reality? And how might the Democrats try to prevent Trump from making any significant gains?
Bruce Eberle addresses all of these questions in his conversation with Greg Corombos.
With impeachment, the Iowa Caucuses, the State of the Union, and a Democratic debate on tap this week, grab a stool and join us for the fun. Today, Jim and Greg quickly sum up the Super Bowl and then dive into three crazy martinis. First, with closing arguments coming today in the impeachment trail of President Trump, they groan as reports emerge that House Democrats may be poised to pursue another impeachment effort this year depending upon what type of testimony they might get from John Bolton. They also point out that Andrew Yang might have the best political instincts in the Democratic presidential field after admitting he’d seriously consider pardoning Trump if that were ever an issue. And they have fun with reports that former Secretary of State John Kerry was overheard discussing what it would take for him to mount a serious candidacy at this point.