It’s been a rough week for Team Mitt, but we do our best to keep our sunny side up. First off, our old pal Andrew Klavan stops by to implore us to not despair about the polls or the now infamous “47%” gaffe. Also a bracing conversation about strategy and dealing with the media’s often negative narrative. Then Middle East expert Richard Miniter joins to educate us on events in that troubled part of the world. Chin up, everyone!

High fives to Ricochet member (and now contributor!) Rick Wilson. He wins the highly coveted, much sought after Ricochet Podcast Member Post of The Week for his post, Pictures Matter. We see a mug in your future, Rick. 

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