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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What It Was Like To Be An Openly Gay Politician In 1996
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In 1996, two of congress’s only 3 openly gay members were set to retire; only Barney Frank would be left standing. To fill the void, two new gay candidates stepped up. One of them was Rick Zbur in Southern California, and during that campaign he became an unwitting test case for how to deal with running for office while out.
Episodes of This Show
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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