All good things must come to an end. Ken Rudin and Ron Elving, for the final time, weigh in on the political news of the week. New York Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is snapped up in another sexting saga, President Obama delivers his most expansive comments on race and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell now has a Tea Party challenger. The guys also make 2014 and 2016 predictions, plus read farewell letters from “The Listener.”
In the Penultimate Edition of the podcast, Ken Rudin and Ron Elving talk about the Senate avoiding the so-called “Nuclear Option” and who the big winners of the compromise are. Plus the surprise decision by former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer who opted not to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. And what’s a podcast without a scandal? The guys discuss the sexual harassment allegations dogging San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
Ron Elving and Ken Rudin return from the 4th of July holiday to tackle in the world of politics. Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned amidst a prostitution scandal, announces he’s running for New York City comptroller. Down in Texas, Governor Rick Perry won’t seek another term in 2014, fueling speculation of a possible presidential run in 2016. Plus former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin flirts with a U.S. Senate campaign against embattled Alaska Senator Mark Begich.