What happened to the missing white voters in 2012? That’s one question Jay and Mona chew over with political guru Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics. Sean is one of the smartest analysts studying secular trends in voting patterns and he offers insights on how young voters, African Americans, and whites have been moving in recent cycles and are likely to move in coming elections. Tune in for one of the biggest underreported shifts between 2008 and 2012.
Next our hosts take note of the impeachment talk circulating among some Republicans, attend to the performance of the Iron Dome in Israel, bow our heads at a street ceremony in front of the Cuban mission in New York City marking a grim anniversary, wonder whether Obama is tired of being president, and doff our caps for Antonio Vivaldi. We close with a particularly apt story about Giacomo Puccini contributed by a Ricochet listener!
Music from this week’s episode:
“Summertime,” from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, sung by Leontyne Price