It’s the last show before the election and once again, we’re Super-Sized. Let’s face it, folks: everything we’ve done over the past two years have led up to this moment, and we’ve got a plethora or guests to parse and analyze all the news that’s fit to listen to.

Our guests this week are Ricochet Editor Troy Senik, Ricochet contributor and polling expert Adam Schaeffer, Ricochet member Scott Reusser, who’s on the ground (literally) in Ohio, and Rick Wilson, political operative to the stars. We wrap up with The Big Story of The Week but not before Peter makes a stunning pronouncement as to who his dream presidential candidate really is. Hint: it’s not a certain cartoon carnivore. 

Apologies for the audio quality during the last 5 minutes of today’s show. We’ll do better under the next administration. 

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EJHill…meep, meep! (h/t Sabrdance)

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  1. Profile photo of Thursday Inactive

    Don’t you mean 1999, EJ? 😉

    EJHill: James, why should I redirect to RobLong.com? It ain’t been updated since last August… · 1 hour ago
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    • November 1, 2012 at 1:05 am
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    Also, loved the Lileks turn of phrase “braying Eeyore-ism” – cracking up here!

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    • November 1, 2012 at 1:07 am
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    Big story of next week –

    Democrats to the barricades; claim big Romney “win “is evidence of vote fraud.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 2:21 am
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    Finally, ear candy. Thank you.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 3:33 am
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  5. Profile photo of Sabrdance Member

    This is pedantic, but it’s also important. It’s Meep Meep.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 4:22 am
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    I have this image of Democrats in hemp skirts circling around a burning McCain-Palin Sign klan-style, while reading from the collected sayings of Joe Biden (their greatest collection of threats and curses).

    EJHill, make it happen!!!

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    • November 1, 2012 at 4:47 am
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    Sabrdance: This is pedantic, but it’s also important. It’s Meep Meep. · 32 minutes ago

    On behalf of Rob and James, we stand corrected. And you’re quite right, Sabrdance. It is important.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 4:56 am
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    Guys, I love you, but you’re scaring me to death!! Doubling the prayers now. I do think the poll breakdowns utilizing 2008 assumptions are why we aren’t looking as good as we should be, but every vote counts.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 5:08 am
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    Well, I already gave you my best shot (H/T Scott Reusser for the mention). Logic says Romney should win. If logic doesn’t carry the day, then we’re in deeper trouble than mere politics can solve.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 5:16 am
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    Despite this podcast, I’m still going to vote! You can’t bring me down.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 5:21 am
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    If I was on this podcast I would have asked Troy if there are still going to be Young Guns podcasts in the future. I hope so.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 5:22 am
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    Rick Wilson – My mind reels at concept that McKenna could be leading by 5 points in WA! I lost the train of the conversation while that sunk in and then had to rewind to pick it up again. Can we get more details on that internal poll?

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    • November 1, 2012 at 5:35 am
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    The anvil is an especially nice touch.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 5:39 am
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    ~Paules: Well, I already gave you my best shot (H/T Scott Reusser for the mention). Logic says Romney should win. If logic doesn’t carry the day, then we’re in deeper trouble than mere politics can solve. · 7 minutes ago

    You should know, Paules, that one particularly long, rambling yawner of an analysis of mine was rightfully edited out — but in it I predicted that, when it came right down to it, OH would do the right thing and show Obama the door. 

    Thanks Peter, Rob, James, and Troy. That was fun. And, holy cow, do I now appreciate how hard it is to be interesting. You guys make it seem easy.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 5:46 am
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  15. Profile photo of Fred Cole Member

    Is the link working right? I’m having problems with it in iTunes.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 5:49 am
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    I swear, when James started going down the Man of La Mancha routine, I thought he was about to pitch another Hillsdale course.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 5:53 am
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    Fred Cole: Is the link working right? I’m having problems with it in iTunes. · 16 minutes ago

    Fred, The file was put in the wrong place. It should be available in iTunes momentarily. 

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    • November 1, 2012 at 6:08 am
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  18. Profile photo of Gus Marvinson Inactive

    Nowhere did I hear anyone mention the dramatic oversampling of Democrats in the polls. Unless Dems truly turn out in 2008 numbers, and Republicans under-represent, election day is going to be very good for our side.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 6:09 am
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    Sabrdance: This is pedantic, but it’s also important. It’s Meep Meep. · 32 minutes ago

    On behalf of Rob and James, we stand corrected. And you’re quite right, Sabrdance. It is important. · 1 hour ago

    Peter, I think Sabrdance was referring to my EJHill credit. He’s correct and it has been fixed. 

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    • November 1, 2012 at 6:10 am
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  20. Profile photo of Jim Chase Member

    Really enjoyed the segment with Scott. Nicely done Scott!

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    • November 1, 2012 at 6:13 am
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    After hearing from Scott, I now no longer have to keep saying “I don’t understand what is going on in Ohio.”

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    • November 1, 2012 at 6:50 am
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    There wasn’t enough Senik, unfortunately. I’d love if he was a regular on the show.

    My dream pod cast would include the Big Three, Senik, and Goldberg.

    I also enjoyed Scott’s presentation, but his tone and pace was much different than what I’m used to hearing on the podcast, and it took a bit for me to warm up. Ascetics aside, he did great.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 7:03 am
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  23. Profile photo of Crusade A Day Keeps Jihad Away Member

    Stitcher file is 40 seconds long and then ends. Some type of premature elucidation.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 7:15 am
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    Good thing Rick joined the discussion. Up until then, the podcast was a funeral march.

    By the way, if we pull this off on Tuesday, can we collectively tip our cap to Andrew Breitbart? If we win, then it’s a shame he can’t celebrate with us… Just a thought…

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    • November 1, 2012 at 7:21 am
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    “I went back to Ohio, but my city was gone. There was no train station. There was no downtown.”–The Pretenders

    I hope the people of Ohio look at the rest of the country before voting for Obama.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 7:28 am
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    Pseudodionysius: Stitcher file is 40 seconds long and then ends. Some type of premature elucidation. · 17 minutes ago

    Looking into this now, Pseudo. 

    Update: I just tested it on my phone and got the full 87 minute file. Try restarting the app and then load the show. If you still have issues, let me know. 

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    • November 1, 2012 at 7:33 am
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  27. Profile photo of Cunctator Member

    Hmmm, that’s the beginning of the First Movement of Bruckner’s Ninth in the opening segment right?

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    • November 1, 2012 at 7:43 am
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  28. Profile photo of Benjamin Glaser Member

    Thanks for the Pilgrim’s Progress mention James. A must read for all humans. Especially Lutherans…

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    • November 1, 2012 at 8:29 am
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    I don’t know how to say this effectively without sounding cutting. I like Peter & Rob, feel that they are good people. However, I do know that consistently, Peter’s contribution to the conversation will be what he has recently read in the liberal – left press. Basically, Peter must see his role as transmitting this stuff without exercising any critical analysis. He seems to be gullible. There is an allied style which he uses in interviews. “What’s wrong with Marx’s point that you are a tool of the rich?” …. Or something like that, to exaggerate a little. Frankly, it is getting tiring. In the best spirit, I would ask him to exercise his critical faculty and make his contributions better. This lack is why he consistently has been a downer during the campaign. He espouses what many here believe, but he seems compelled to present it within the context of the Wapo & Nyt dismissals of the same view. It is puzzling why this happens.

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  30. Profile photo of Benjamin Glaser Member

    Oh and I agree, with the right handlers and campaign chair, with Peter Robinson about Rick Santorum. He could have won Reagan dems in the Rust Belt easily. 

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