Over and Above News
About This Show
Research beyond the media
Michael Salvucci and Christian Lund met in Washington DC during their undergraduate years at the Catholic University of America. Two self-diagnosed news junkies, Mike and Chris have confounded ideologues of all stripes with their aggressively moderate approach to political, legal, and social issues. Ten years later their rapport has blossomed into the Over and Above News podcast - a weekly news round-up committed to asking the right questions. You’re welcome, America.
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Ep.8 Throwing Away Votes and The "Unfit" Card
The claim that only 9% of the population voted for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has become popular. The number is misleading, but a reality is still made clear: an investigation of the numbers show that mathematically there is room for more than two major parties in the American political landscape.
Casually dismissing a presidential candidate as completely unfit for office has become a hallmark of the 2016 campaign. Is this politics as usual? Or is there a danger to playing the “unfit” card.