Episode #269: Bayh, Beto & Biden

What is more significant?  The fact that 12 Senate Republicans voted against President Trump’s wishes on his national emergency declaration, or that Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) voted in Trump’s favor after giving every indication they would not?  Either way, Carl Hulse of the New York Times explains it all.

Beto O’Rourke is in, and Joe Biden’s entrance may be just weeks away.  Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times lists their strengths and weaknesses.

One of the 15 Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination is Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author, and spiritual guru.  She’s on the show this week talking about her experiences and how they fit in with her bid for the White House.

And Birch Bayh, the former Indiana senator, and two-time presidential candidate died this week at age 91.  He is best known for authoring two constitutional amendments, the 25th (regarding presidential succession and fitness for office) and the 26th (which lowered the voting age to 18).  Fred Nation served as Bayh’s press secretary and shares his memories.

Music used in this podcast:

Saturday Night by Herman Brood & His Wild Romance

You’ve Got To Stand For Something by Aaron Tippin

New Kid in Town by The Eagles

Today by Alanis Morissette

Both Sides Now by Judy Collins

Former Indiana Senator Birch Bayh’s 1962 campaign jingle

1 thought on “Episode #269: Bayh, Beto & Biden”

  1. Beto’s getting all the attention and smashed fundraising records because he’s got what Obama had. Charisma, authenticity, and a positive message. It’s that simple.

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