Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast for November 1, 2016 it’s the Conrad Black’s Life Matters edition. Our special guest is Lord Conrad Black founder of The National Post, author of highly acclaimed biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Richard Nixon, and Canadian TV personality. Lord Black is an outspoken Trump supporter who writes for the National Review. He will discuss with us, among other things, what makes America the greatest country on earth and how the “Bush-Clinton-Obama co-regency” threatens to derail that greatness. Further, as a personal acquaintance and longtime business associate of Donald Trump he attests to Trump’s solidity as a businessman and loyalty as a friend (to say nothing of his basic sanity).

Also, we’ll talk about FBI Director James Comey’s leap back into the middle of the 2016 election and the torpedo he launched at the HMS Hillary last Friday by reopening her email investigation. Does Hillary’s first instinct of demanding that Comey release everything immediately make sense? Is her second instinct – to assassinate the messenger by slamming Comey – work any better? Is the enthusiasm gap, where Trump now leads by seven points according to one poll, enough to tilt the election to Donald?

We’ll have our shower thoughts as usual and our hidden gem this week is (the subversive) Clandestino, by Manu Chao.

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  1. Profile photo of ParisParamus Member

    I tried to listen to this podcast last week, but the hosts were so cocky and arrogant re Trump that I had to turn it off. Looking forward to their apologies in this episode.

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    • November 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm
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    ParisParamus:I tried to listen to this podcast last week, but the hosts were so cocky and arrogant re Trump that I had to turn it off. Looking forward to their apologies in this episode.

    Stopa’s actually a big Trump supporter.

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    • November 1, 2016 at 6:40 pm
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    ParisParamus:I tried to listen to this podcast last week, but the hosts were so cocky and arrogant re Trump that I had to turn it off. Looking forward to their apologies in this episode.

    Hello Paris, This time we let Conrad Black do the talking about Trump. Interested in what you think of his take.

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    • November 1, 2016 at 7:45 pm
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    Conrad Black’s support for Trump is easily understood once you understand that he now hates America for the way he was grossly mistreated by our legal system and he is seeking to inflict the worse possible harm on the US short of a President Clinton which is even too much for him.

    While I deeply regret the unjust persecution he endured I didn’t think he had a polio weakened leg to stand on when he wrote about Roosevelt.

    p.s. Out of guilt, I felt compelled to listen to the Conrad Black interview and found it more convincing on Trump than what he has written about Trump in /on NR.

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    • November 2, 2016 at 6:57 am
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    dukenaltum:Conrad Black’s support for Trump is easily understood once you understand that he now hates America for the way he was grossly mistreated by our legal system and he is seeking to inflict the worse possible harm on the US short of a President Clinton which is even too much for him.

    While I deeply regret the unjust persecution he endured I didn’t think he had a polio weakened leg to stand on when he wrote about Roosevelt.

    He certainly seems to think that the past generation of the “Bush-Clinton-Obama co-regency” has been a bad slide for America. But I hardly think he hates America. He is very much of an American Exceptionalist, it seems to me.

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    • November 2, 2016 at 7:17 am
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    The Trump clawbacks begin.

    You can’t change the leopard’s spots…

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    • November 2, 2016 at 9:31 am
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    @michaelstopa: It wasn’t an accidental place crash. It was a homicide and you can’t prove a damm thing.

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    • November 2, 2016 at 10:50 am
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    @michaelstopa: Good news/bad news.

    Good News: This is the second episode in which I have been name checked. 🙂

    Bad News:  Both times it was during your shower thoughts. 😐

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    • November 2, 2016 at 10:56 am
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    @michaelstopa – I’ll tip $3 if you promise never to play folk music.

    PS: Enjoyed the Manu Chao. I always do. That’s because I don’t speak Spanish.

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    • November 2, 2016 at 10:58 am
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    Dick from Brooklyn:@michaelstopa: Good news/bad news.

    Good News: This is the second episode in which I have been name checked. 🙂

    Bad News: Both times it was during your shower thoughts. 😐

    Are you telling me that you *don’t* think of Harvard Lunch Club in *your* shower? How disappointing!

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    • November 3, 2016 at 7:13 pm
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