Monday, April 21, 2008

I'll be on WGN primary night on Milt Rosenberg's Extension 720

Just got word that I'll be discussing the results from the Pennsylvania primary election on Milt Rosenberg's Extension 720 where Senator Clinton will graciously acknowledge the obvious -- she has lost the primary race since she did not earn more than 65% of the vote in Pennsylvania and she can not catch up to Obama's insurmountable lead -- and concede to the next President of the United States, Senator Barack Obama.

Would be nice, wouldn't it?

It's on from 9 pm to 11 pm CST on WGN, 720 am Tuesday night.


Reed said...

Tough room. Crowded one, too.

Dan, I thought you did a great job picking your spots and making solid points. It seemed like an older group of people who all had their minds made up (not that you (and I) don't). They have decided that Obama is a "nice guy", all rhetoric and an essentially empty suit. But I think that same case could be made for many politicians, including his two remaining opponents (albeit with differing tactics to make those points).

I find myself getting more and more frustrated with the fact that the media continues to eat up all the nonsense and won't actually look at anyone's record. I was hoping that the outrage over ABC's debate would have an impact, but thus far it hasn't happened. Thanks for reminding the panel of the facts, even if they continued to disregard them.

And to follow up on your point about why Obama will win in November, my mentality is that the last eight years have awoken much of the public about how much this stuff matters. How crucial it is that they pay attention, get involved, and most importantly cut through the BS. The country and planet are both suffering because not enough people bothered to do those things. I think people are bothering now, and the electorate has changed (and the proof is McCain and Obama winning the nominations over the establishment choices).

And finally, if Obama does manage to win, he has a mandate from all these new voters. His election will be on the wave of this new, engaged thinking (which is his platform anyway). It will be his duty to uphold those principles, and that makes me more excited about him than anything else. Yes, he may be just another politician and the "same as everybody else." But he won't be voted into office for the same reasons. To me, that's the real change we can believe in. As you said a long time ago, he's all about "us", not "me".

Sorry to ramble. Again, well done.

David Ormsby said...

Good Job, Dan.