GLoP Culture with Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz
Episode 4: My Harshest Critic

Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz
Oct 15, 2012
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This week on the the podcast currently known as Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz (or its street name, GLoP), some reflections on last week’s VP debate, the curious way the President describes his wife, parsing the polls, and some bold predictions about the election in November.

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  1. katievs

    The Long-Gold-Pod-Cast?

  2. Percival

    Make…join…subscribe…click…get…go to…sign up….

    Getting mighty bossy around here lately.

  3. Indaba
    EJHill: If Jonah, John and Rob all drop the ball and misses the magic number – the money goes to the Ricochet Art Department. · 3 hours ago

    Brilliant visual to match the hilarious heading. 

    I know that I made a big effort to praise my husband this morning after smiling at the recap of Obama saying his wife was his biggest critic. Did Obama do an interview with Diane Sawyer? He must be confident that the media will love him to go on so many shows.

    also, I just saw a clip of him on The View and the show ‘s Republican, Elizabeth, asked him a political question and he does not answer but says happy birthday to Barbara Walters. That is incredible rudeness. No winder he lost the debate.

  4. Simon Roberts

    Barack Obama 294

    Mitt Romney 244

    I hope I’m wrong.

  5. Hodge

    Romney: 275 EVs, 50.5% PV

    Obama: 263 EVs, 49.0% PV

    Mark it, Dude.

  6. flownover

    Someone please ask Jonah what has happened to his mom’s website ?

    I feel so lost without Lucianne.com

    It is the most useful site on the web.

    Anybody know ? Jonah ???

  7. Frozen Chosen

    Romney: 320

    Obama: 218

  8. Duane Oyen

    From GLOS to GLOP.

    What is the meaning of it all?

  9. flownover: Someone please ask Jonah what has happened to his mom’s website ?

    I feel so lost without Lucianne.com

    It is the most useful site on the web.

    Anybody know ? Jonah ??? · 30 minutes ago

    It’s working here….

  10. Jimmy Carter

    Riots in Detroit: 58% chance

    Riots in Chicago: 62% chance

    Riots in Compton: are You sure there ain’t riots right now?

  11. Garrett Petersen

    Romney, with a unanimous popular vote.  That’s right, 100%!

  12. should_be_studying

    Romney will win the popular vote by .5%, but will lose the electoral college vote 263 to 277.

  13. Joseph Paquette

    Romney 279 with 49.9% of the popular vote.

    Obama 259 with 47% of the popular vote.

    Ultimate prediction.  Ohio ends streak and picks Obama. 

  14. should_be_studying
    Joseph Paquette: Romney 279 with 49.9% of the popular vote.

    Obama 259 with 47% of the popular vote.

    Ultimate prediction.  Ohio ends streak and picks Obama.  · 7 minutes ago

    Edited 1 minute ago

    Exactly which state does Romney pick up to make up for Ohio?

  15. kennail

    Call it The Threesome and be done with it!

    If Barack and Michelle divorce, who gets custody of Valerie Jarrett?

  16. Reckless Endangerment

    Romney 281

    Obama 257

  17. Joseph Paquette
    should_be_studying

    Joseph Paquette: Romney 279 with 49.9% of the popular vote.

    Obama 259 with 47% of the popular vote.

    Ultimate prediction.  Ohio ends streak and picks Obama.  · 7 minutes ago

    Edited 1 minute ago

    Exactly which state does Romney pick up to make up for Ohio? · 30 minutes ago

    Of the ‘undecided’ Romeny carries FL, VA, NC, CO, NV, IA and WI.  He can lose PA & OH and still win.   I have more faith in the people of WI and IA, and that makes up a lot of the difference!

  18. concerned citizen

    Someone on the podcast mentioned that Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball doesn’t look too good for Romney.  

    Well, let me tell you about my experience with Larry Sabato and his “Crystal Ball.”  As a  newish political junkie in 2002, I obsessively followed that election cycle, including Sabato’s site.  He was a respected source, and seemed to track everything thoroughly and honestly.   So I thought I knew what to expect election night 2002.  

    Imagine my great surprise and joy that night  when Republican candidates blew all of Sabato’s predictions out of the water.  It was great but I felt annoyed and a little betrayed, even, that Sabato’s  predictions had been padded towards the Democrats.

    Ever since then I have pretty much ignored him and his “Crystal Ball.”  Has he been more accurate since 2002?   Am I being unfair?

    By the way, I really enjoyed this podcast.  Great combination.  I thought Podhoretz was spot on when he took issue with the assumption that town hall style debates automatically give the advantage to Democrats.  I’ve been thinking this to in the runup to tomorrow’s debate.

  19. EJHill

    If Jonah, John and Rob all drop the ball and misses the magic number – the money goes to the Ricochet Art Department.

  20. Pacificus

    I hope you this consensus opinion is right!  I like Romney’s chances to carry Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Colorado and winning the election. 

    The bottom may soon fall out for the Obama campaign.  Between Libya and every other sentence that crosses Uncle Joe’s lips, they must have difficulty keeping their lies straight, but less remembering the truth.

    I hope some of John’s optimism rubs off Rob!

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