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HWX #36: Apollcalypse Now

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It’s a special election eve edition of the Hinderaker Ward Experience.  According to the latest data from Nate Silver, there’s a 91% chance you’re going to love it. 

John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas get together for one final look at the Presidential race before judgment day tomorrow. We’re also joined by the great Paul Mirengoff of Power Line.  

We talk about — what else — the latest polls!  It’s the ultimate showdown, with Nate Silver and his spreadsheet on one side, and most of the conservative commentariat on the other. According to no less an authority than Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, you’re stupid if you think this election is close. And John Hinderaker and Paul Mirengoff think …. the election is close.  Only one reputation will survive tomorrow’s result and we set the stakes in today’s show, ending with some fearless predictions of what will actually occur tomorrow.

Later, a very special Loon of the Week, where we breach all protocol to present it to the current leader of the free world (no, not Sammy Hagar).

And stay tuned for our awards presentation to past winner of the HWX Secret Word contest, Keith Keystone. He’s a Ricochet member, he’s a listener to HWX, and for his good deeds, he got five minutes on air with the boys. Want to be that member who gets to be on the air with John and Brian for the next episode of HWX?  Be the first one in the comments section to name this week’s secret phrase, and you are in.

We hope you enjoy and feedback, compliments, and criticism are always welcome in the comments section. 

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  1. Eric Rosenberg

    I thought I would have a lock on the Word of the Week, but it looks like I’m competing against insomniacs or fellow ex-pats!  Although I missed my chance to contribute to your great show, it was a thrill to hear my name announced.  You can be sure I’ll be playing that part of the pod-cast to my two young daughters.  It might not be quite as impressive as a “shout out” during a One Direction concert, but it’ll have to do!

  2. Indaba
    Eric Rosenberg: I thought I would have a lock on the Word of the Week, but it looks like I’m competing against insomniacs or fellow ex-pats!  Although I missed my chance to contribute to your great show, it was a thrill to hear my name announced.  You can be sure I’ll be playing that part of the pod-cast to my two young daughters.  It might not be quite as impressive as a “shout out” during a One Direction concert, but it’ll have to do! · 5 minutes ago

    Edited 0 minutes ago

    Take the crumbs…!

  3. Eeyore

    Bewitched, bothered and bewildered: No “Direct link to MP3 file” *sigh*

  4. Gatomal

    Insomniac before election day, AND on the west coast. Let’s hope the “word of the week” is accurate!

    Eric Rosenberg: I thought I would have a lock on the Word of the Week, but it looks like I’m competing against insomniacs or fellow ex-pats!  Although I missed my chance to contribute to your great show, it was a thrill to hear my name announced.  You can be sure I’ll be playing that part of the pod-cast to my two young daughters.  It might not be quite as impressive as a “shout out” during a One Direction concert, but it’ll have to do! · 8 hours ago

    Edited 8 hours ago

  5. Gatomal

    Victory to Romney!

  6. Danihel Tornator

    Victory to Romney!

  7. Eeyore

    Thanks for the direct link