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Episode 123 – GOP 2012 Romney’s to Lose, Bachmann’s to Win?



Who is going to challenge Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination? Will it come from the evangelical right, as conventional wisdom dictates, or with everyone so far to the right, will the challenge come from the left, through Huntsman? Are Pawlenty and the others positioned properly? Is there a hidden anti-Mormon vote that will sink Romney and Huntsman? Do the Republicans want to beat Obama so badly that they’ll hold their nose and vote for anyone they think will win, including the chameleoon-like Romney? Does Ron Paul have a shot, and why does he keep winning straw polls? All these questions are dealt with in the show, plus the issue of remaining in Afghanistan and Pakistan, whether or not we should be declaring war on Libya, and what is it about the new Green Lantern movie that sends chills down our hosts spines? Always irreverent and informative, it’s PoliTalk. Best Friends. Vast Experience. Engaging political discussion…without the fighting!

Best Friends. Vast Experience. Engaging political discussion without the fighting…and with a few laughs. It’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

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Episode 122 – Obama Up Medicare In GOP Out



The Democrats turn the tables on Republicans and use health care to their advantage in winning a long-held Republican Congressional seat in New York. Why did things change? What does this mean for the 2012 elections? Are Republicans worried so much about singing to the choir that they’re missing the tone of the electorate? As President Obama continues to climb in the polls, will Republican pot shots continue to pay-off, or will they backfire? With so many candidates leaving the race, what are the Republican prospects in 2012? Always entertaining and informative, it’s Political — the political podcast. Best Friends. Vast Experience. Engaging political talk…without the fighting.

Best Friends. Vast Experience. Engaging political discussion without the fighting…and with a few laughs. It’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

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Episode 121 – Gas Prices Go Up, Poll Numbers Go Down



We all know there’s fallout from the rise in gas prices, but in this episode Jeff and Glenn go beyond the rising numbers to talk about the larger political themes, from gas prices to big banks to big business, and look at the specific issues driving the politics and policies around gas prices. Leaving the gas behind, they also talk about the 2012 presidential primary process. Glenn explains why so many on the Republican side are waiting to get in, while Jeff chides them for waiting too long, and costing themselves a chance at a presidency that is within their grasp. Jeff explains how the electoral math has shifted for President Obama, leaving him vulnerable in key states and promising a close race…a race many Republicans seem reluctant to wage. Glenn closes the show with a passionate explanation about why the Royal Wedding, and specifically the British Monarchy it represents, shouldn’t be the object of such media saturation here in the United States. Note to self: Glenn won’t be invited to many Royal cocktail parties in the future. Always engaging and informative, it’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast, co-hosted by Glenn Gaudet and Jeff Kimball.

Best Friends. Vast Experience. Engaging political discussion without the fighting…and with a few laughs. It’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

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Episode 119 – Corporate Taxes, Libya Policy and GOP Presidential Politics


This is the episode where everything gets turned on its head. It’s Glenn who takes on the big corporations and their scheming ways this week, pointing out that GE in 2010 paid no taxes. Jeff takes on the big banks as usual, calling for the restoration of Glass-Steagall so that banks can start acting like banks again and pump money to small businesses and help grow the economy. Jeff also talks about some lobbying the banks are doing to protect their high fees on debit and credit cards, otherwise known as free money for banks, from being repealed or restricted. They then dive into the Libya policy and explain that it’s really about payback for cheap gas for France and the UK for their support for our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Finally Jeff offers up an interesting view of the average GOP caucus voter in Iowa, and how the IA party is in danger of marginalizing itself in 2012, with social issues taking the lead in Iowa, but not elsewhere. Gone are the days when as Iowa goes, so goes the nation?

Best Friends. Vast Experience. Engaging political discussion without the fighting…and with a few laughs. It’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

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Episode 118 – Romney Care, Budget Votes and Entitlement Reform



In this episode, Jeff and Glenn get into an interesting discussion about Glenn’s experiences with Mitt Romney’s health care plan in Massachusetts. They discuss various aspects of the health care situation in Mass, and then how it can impact Romney’s bid for the Presidency, and his criticism of ObamaCare. They then get into an interesting discussion of Michele Bachmann’s run for the White House, and how it doesn’t matter how many mistakes she makes on the way as long as she continues to stick her thumb in the nose of the establishment, because that’s what her constituents want (as much as it makes Jeff sick). Keeping the theme of getting sick, your stomach will turn when Jeff explains what’s really going on with the budget, CR and debt ceiling votes, and they close the show with an interesting talk about how we can achieve meaningful entitlement reform.

Best Friends. Vast Experience. Engaging political discussion without the fighting…and with a few laughs. It’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

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Episode 117 – Gas Price Sham, Political Scams


Glenn takes us down the Rabbit Hole in this episode, berating everyone for the gas price increase sham, explaining how the laws of supply and demand have no relation to the increase in gas prices. The talk expands from there into those hedging the market, and how that drives up prices, and rather than tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the President could make a few phone calls to Wall Street and put the brakes on this. At the 15:30 mark, Jeff and Glenn get into a deep discussion of how technology and the new style of communication may have actually sent us backwards politically. As we are able to communicate en mass more easily now, we seem to be talking at each other, through posts and one way communication, but we’re losing the ability to talk to each other, and that’s so pervasive in our poiitics and policies (i.e. Wisconsin). At the 28:00 mark, another fascinating discussion of the 2012 race — the positioning, the messaging and why so many in the GOP side are doing an awkward dance of ‘will they get in or won’t they?’ The GOP, that used to have a habit of giving the nomination to the person who’s next in line (i.e. Bob Dole) now finds its constituencies in disarray, and a bizarrely open nomination process.

Best Friends. Vast Experience. Engaging political discussion without the fighting…and with a few laughs. It’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

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Episode 116 – What the Huck! Huckabee, 2012 GOP Race and Wisconsin


What the heck is Huck doing? In his latest string of attacks, Huckabee has gone so far to the right, digging up untrue and misleading claims against President Obama. Is this the path to the Republican nomination? Is there any moderation left in the Republican party anymore? Are any potential Republican nominees talking about jobs? By this time in the 2008 cycle, Obama and Clinton had already announced their runs for the presidency, hired staff, tested messages and raised significant amounts of money. Where are the Republicans? By the time they get in, will they be too late and too far to the right? And on matters of foreign policy, just how do you spell Gadaffi’s name? Is it with a G, Q or K? And if you’re a dictator, why give yourself the rank of Colonel? Why not General or King? From the surreal to the serious, it’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

Best Friends. Vast Experience. Engaging political discussion without the fighting…and with a few laughs. It’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

You can get the PoliTalk Podcast on iTunes and Zune

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