Episode #415: The Debate — Cui Bono?

Alan Schroeder, author of the definitive book on presidential debates, takes us on a tour of memorable debates over the years and tries to assess how next week’s “bash” (CNN pun intended) between President Biden and former President Trump may affect the November vote — if at all.

NPR’s Ron Elving adds up the pros and cons of Trump’s many potential running mates and, when pressed, announces his prediction.  Ken Rudin agrees with him.

And Republican strategist Frank Donatelli recounts his career of working for GOP presidential candidates going back to Ronald Reagan and lists the VP picks that were successful … and less so.

Photo by Reuters.

Music in this episode:

Don’t Stand So Close To Me by The Police

Another Star by Stevie Wonder

Those Were the Days by Mary Hopkin



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