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.
Most Recent Episode
These Two Senators Voted Against The Iraq War. They Thought They Were Ending Their Careers
4 days ago
When Senators Kent Conrad and Dick Durbin cast their votes against the Iraq War Resolution in 2002, they knew it was unlikely they’d be able to stop the invasion. They also knew that their votes might well be the end of their senate careers. Today, that “no” vote looks like an obvious choice. But in the moment, it was a leap of faith for them to trust their instincts and oppose the war. They also remind us that the political realities that fueled the rush to war are still present today, that there is almost nothing standing between the president and a new war -- if he wants it.
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