Politics War Room with James Carville and Al Hunt

Ben Ginsberg and Mayor Michael Coleman

October 2, 2020

In This Episode:

The first presidential debate is over and James and Al declare Joe Biden the clear winner. Following favorable post-debate coverage across the platforms, and with mail-in ballot use breaking records and banking Democratic votes, it’s not looking good for President Trump.  Ben Ginsburg wonders whether he’s running effectively as an incumbent or if the party will collapse after he leaves office.  Meanwhile Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman questions recent Democratic strategy in the Ohio battleground and whether the Biden campaign is repeating Hillary’s mistakes in misunderstanding the electorate there.

 

Email your questions for James and Al to politicswarroom@gmail.com and they will answer them on next week’s episode!

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SHOW NOTES:

00:00 – Intro

01:00 – Less of a mess than you think
03:45 – Biden toughs it out
08:15 – The Great Divider
12:00 – No pardon without an admission of guilt
14:30 – New York’s finest prosecutors
20:30 – The Ohio playbook
26:00 – The persuasion zones
28:30 – A post-industrial state
30:00 – Campaigning like there’s no pandemic
35:00 – Buckeye Republicans
42:45 – The truth about ballot fraud
46:15 – A former strategy for the right
48:00 – The future of a party in distress
53:30 – The role of poll watchers
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