Rick Perlstein on Conservatism, Romney & Freedom, Jeff Smith OWS

It’s Thursday and Sam is broadcasting from D.C. today.   Joining him, historian and journalist, Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) to talk about his piece on Mitt Romney in Rolling Stone.  Also on the show, our very own Jeff Smith (@dontbeaputz) with an Occupy Congress update.  Use this post as today’s thread and click thru for a show update.Discussion with Rick Perlstein about Romney’s political roots, an analysis of Rick Santorum’s telling of his grandfather’s story of “making it” in America and more.   And Jeff Smith gives a round up of his experience this week in D.C. Check out his piece in the Daily Beast.  He talks about D.C.’s relevance as a seat of power and the general attitude in the nation’s capitol.  Plus, a great song by the Screaming Majority (@screamingmaj) on Rick Santorum.  Your calls and IMs.


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13 Responses to Rick Perlstein on Conservatism, Romney & Freedom, Jeff Smith OWS

  1. uturn333@yahoo.com says:

    Why no listen live?

  2. ditto and the media player isn’t working either

  3. ok all better now

  4. joshtpm Josh Marshall
    The latest TPM Poll Average of SC (as of 11:23 AM): Romney 32.6%, Gingrich 31.3%, Paul 14.4%, Santorum 10.7% polltracker.talkingpointsmemo.com/contest/2012-s…

  5. Newt Gingrich wanted “open marriage,” ex-wife says lat.ms/yqqRl0

    KagroX David Waldman
    Gingrich combines his stances on marriage and the courts: Founders wanted an “open Constitution.”

  6. Farewell Gov. Goodhair!

    Molly Ivins is smiling in heaven. I still miss her.

    • Sunshine Jim says:

      yup! me too.

      “No sooner do we win a long struggle to clean up politics and restore democracy in this country than we find the whole thing under attack, and we have to go out and re-fight the same battle all over again. Good thing we’re not easily discouraged.”
      -Molly Ivins

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