We hope our listeners had a good weekend!
A bit late, but here we go – episode 7! Mike had dinner with Donald Trump (kinda). We also talked about how John Kasich is still losing to Marco Rubio, violence on the campaign trail and how the Supreme Court is now a political football. Plus, Mike threatens Ken!
The New York Times Delegate Simulator 9000 (or whatever it’s called) is here. We had to cut a bunch from this episode, and one of those things was an article that Ken recommended on what went wrong with Jeb Bush’s campaign. It’s here.
Just a real quick mini-sode to put something on the record – a crazy idea that I had early last week and I forgot to bring it up on Sunday, but as that episode was long anyway, I figured let’s just put it out here – If (when) Trump basically locks up the nomination this week, Obama will let the media have its headlines on Wednesday be about Clinton and Trump, and then on Thursday afternoon or Friday- he announces his nominee for the Supreme Court. Such a move would put tremendous pressure on the GOP establishment and the Senate leadership, as well as dominating the news cycle through the weekend round table shows.
If it’s Sunday, then it’s – wait, I think someone already uses that one. Anyway, this is Dirty Politics, and Ken and Mike talked about the Democratic and Republican races, including the Michigan results, and the upcoming contests in Florida and Ohio and others on March 15, which happens to be the Ides Of March.
The audio quality on this episode is a bit off, as we recorded it outside on the balcony of the Dirty Politics Studio.
The article Mike was referring to is here.
And for the second Dirty Politics Book Recommendation, Mike chose “One Day” by David Nichols. Pick it up at Amazon, your local bookseller, or the library.
The Vox article that Ken mentioned is here.
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Ken and Mike sat down to compare, uh, notes, following this week’s interesting Super Tuesday returns, Thursday’s cage match between the Republican candidates, and Saturday’s results.
Nancy Reagan, 94, passed away today. The former First Lady campaigned against drug use by kids and teens, resulting in “very special episodes” well remembered by anyone who grew up in the 80’s.
The scene from
Nuremberg Orlando that Ken referenced can be seen here.
Ken and Mike sat down Sunday afternoon and talked about Thursday night’s insane display between the Republican candidates, wonder why Ben Carson and John Kasich are still in the race, discuss Chris Christie’s yuuuuuuugggggeeee endorsement, and talk about Fat Tony.
No, not this one.
Here’s the 90 second clip on CNN’s YouTube account:
This was recorded before Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., endorsed Donald Trump, so when the guys are talking about Trump’s endorsements, they didn’t talk about him.
The NBC poll Ken talked about is here. Here’s a clip of Chuck Todd and Ted Cruz:
And here’s a picture of Donald Trump eating a waffle in Brussels, just because.
Ken and Mike sat down Sunday morning and chatted about the South Carolina GOP results, the Nevada Democratic caucuses, exit polls, and Apple’s response to the FBI’s request for them to hamstring their iOS.
And for those of you who don’t know what Ken was talking about when he said that Donald Trump brings his own mic, check out this. Oh, and apparently Mike’s joke about his reading material is actually a thing.