Candidate Confessional - Defeated Politicians Tell All
About This Show
Everyone loses. But some losses sting worse than others. This is a podcast about tough defeats. Hosts Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis talk to candidates who came up short in their bid for president, governor, senator and other elected office; those defined by YouTube moments and others who fell by painfully close margins.
Looking back, these candidates give the listener an unvarnished, often-emotional picture of what life is really like on the campaign trail.
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How A Conservative Writer Became A Target For The Alt-Right
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David French never thought he'd run for office, let alone the White House. But in the spring of 2016, as the Never Trump movement was growing desperate for a candidate, his name was floated by conservative stalwart Bill Kristol. French, a writer for the National Review, took the idea seriously. But he soon discovered all the horribles that come when you're thrust into the ring.
Rated 5 out of
but this is a great show. what can i say, the hosts are fantastic!
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of
I have not listened to it yet, but it has to be great if Sam Stein is hosting.
I will listen when the new season comes out. Of course, we all want to hear him interview Hillary and people on her team. Also is George H W Bush open to this - he could do it remotely. Bob Dole? Two of the last great republicans and WWII heroes to become and get near the presidency. Both with tons of source material in What It Takes, alone.
Date published: 2017-06-07