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Series End With Bernie Sanders

First of all, this most noteworthy podcast series draws to a close with Bernie Sanders. Go inside one of this signature events in Election2020-Iowa-City-Bernie-Sanders-Bob Davis Podcast 901.

Running To Get Candidates On Record

Certainly it has not been easy to get all the remaining presidential hopefuls on the record in Iowa.

Michael Moore’s Mileage

Likewise for Michael Moore, one of Senator Sanders’ surrogates. Moore proudly touts putting ‘fifteen hundred miles’ on his car in the previous ten days.

Moore’s Got Nothing On Mobile Podcast Command

I got a good laugh out of Moore’s bragging. Mobile Podcast Command has easily added more than two thousand miles in less than a week. Even more on back roads in the winter.

Political Storm Chasing

There is a storm chasing quality about chasing several candidates running an expensive statewide race. All for a straw poll. A feature of hundreds of caucuses held across the state on Monday night, February 3rd.

Two For One

It’s especially relevant that this podcast is the only one of the series that features two events. Senator Sanders was stuck in Washington for the Clive, Iowa event. So, I hotfooted it further east to Iowa City, to get a full Sanders speech, up close and personal. Hear it in Election2020-Iowa-City-Bernie-Sanders-Bob Davis Podcast 901.

Feel The Bern

Finally you get the whole ‘Feel The Bern‘ experience in this podcast. A big event featuring live music, a slice of how the team uses these events to organize volunteers and canvassers and a profane rant by a screaming Michael Moore. Moore struggled to fire up a crowd waiting for the Senator.

All About Organizing

In conclusion there’s no question Senator Sanders’ candidacy has attracted an army of young devotees. The question is going to be whether organizing those supporters will deliver caucus goers.

Caucus In Fairfield

So, from Iowa City it’s on to a caucus in Fairfield, Iowa.

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Final Hours Energy

I can feel the energy from  candidates in the last few hours before the Iowa Caucuses on February 3rd. You will hear it in Election2020-Warren-Stumps-Iowa-City-Bob Davis Podcast 900.

Big Plans

First of all, these candidates have big plans.

Contrast

These days the one constant is the apparent contrast between the president and democrats on the future.

Automatic Grenade Launcher

Above all Warren’s energy and passion means she projects her plans and programs like an automatic grenade launcher.

Lobbing Crowd Pleasers

The Senator lobs one program, tax plan, and initiative after another to an audience. Today in Iowa City, the audience is made up of canvassers, fans, teachers and supporters. They love it.

Hope Over Fear…And Fighting

Especially relevant is the blue Warren campaign bus with the words, “Hope Over Fear” emblazoned on it. The candidate blasts out so many ideas it’s hard for democrats not to be hopeful.

Environment, Spending, Wealth Tax

Most noteworthy are plans for education and environment, a wealth tax, and spending. Spending for child care and child care workers, public schools, forgiving student debt, making college free, and medicare for all.

Super Rich Look Out

Even more she plans to ‘pay for’ all these programs with a tax on the super rich.

Corruption

It seemed to me she is best when talking about corruption in Washington and in what she calls ‘our’ government.

Look Out Politicians and Tax Cheats

Senator Warren says it’s time to end lobbying. Also she wants anyone running for federal office to have to put their tax returns on line. Even more, she says it’s time the US Supreme Court lives up to ‘ethical standards’.

On Record No Judgement

Finally it’s all in Election2020-Warren-Stumps-Iowa-City-Bob Davis Podcast 900. These podcasts from the campaign trail in Iowa this January and February are about getting the candidates on record without judgement.

Boatloads Of Fun

Certainly I hope these podcasts from the campaign trail become resources this election year.

It’s sure a boatload of fun out here.

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Just Call Him Mayor Pete

First of all I don’t think too many people can pronounce his name. Since he’s the former Mayor of South Bend a simple ‘Mayor Pete’ will do. Check it out in Election2020-Pete-Buttigieg-Jefferson-Iowa-Bob Davis-Podcast-898.

Feverish Campaigning

Certainly all the candidates are feverishly campaigning. It’s just hours until caucus time here in Iowa. Pete Buttigieg is no exception.

Running All Over Iowa

I’m running into familiar faces. Going from from Fairfield to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Then back to DesMoines. Out to Council Bluffs or Sioux City. Reporters. Digital Media people. Campaign workers.

Everyone’s Tired

Furthermore candidates and staff are tired. As I noted on the podcast with Tom Steyer, some of the candidates like to talk.

Pulled Together and Concise

Therefore it’s unusual for a candidate to do a presentation that’s concise. Even more, starting and ending on time.

Get In, Get Back Out

Moreover Buttigieg engages an audience of students, young volunteers and Jefferson residents sparingly. Hitting the issues. Answering questions. Taking selfies. Heading out to the next event.

Not Much Editing With Pete

The mission of these podcasts is to faithfully recreate the event. Due to this I often have to do a lot of editing. Not with Mayor Pete. As a result I can say Election2020-Pete-Buttigieg-Jefferson-Iowa-Bob Davis-Podcast-898 really does take you inside an event.

Oh Yeah! There’s Red Meat

Finally I find it necessary to again state that my democrat friends will enjoy this podcast a lot more than my republican friends.

Put On Headphones. Walk Through The Event

Democrats can use these podcasts to make their caucus decisions. Republicans might want to hear what democrats are actually saying in 2020, rather than accepting what someone else says their saying.

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