Sunday, May 18, 2008
Below are excerpts from this week's Talk Talk, A Dirty Fight. Every Sunday CUIP's president Jacqueline Salit and strategist and philosopher Fred Newman watch the political talk shows and discuss them. Here are excerpts from their dialogue on Sunday, May 18, 2008 after watching "The Chris Matthews Show" and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" and "The McLaughlin Group".
Newman: If Obama clinches the nomination and wins the presidency, I think there will be a very complex tactical move on their part.
Salit: On the part of the Democratic Party?
Newman: Yes. Put in the most stark terms, it's basically going to be Capture as many independents as you can into the Democratic Party and then destroy the rest.
Salit: Destroy anybody who won't come along.
Newman: That's going to be the Democrats' play. And that might be a substantial mass.
Salit: That won't come along.
Newman: So, it's not going to be all fuzzy and warm.
Salit: No "Kumbaya Moment" between the Democrats and the independents.
Newman: No. It's going to be a dirty fight.
Salit: Thanks, Fred.
Read Talk Talk in its entirety here.