Election2020-Warren-Stumps-Iowa-City-Bob Davis Podcast 900

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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Election2020-Pete-Buttigieg-Jefferson-Iowa-Bob Davis-Podcast-898

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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Plan Beats No Plan-Bob Davis Podcast 828

Political Winners Need A Plan

The 2020 presidential campaign is already underway. Democrats are already touting their plans from free health care to free college. Thing is, a plan beats no plan when it comes to politics these days. We’ll talk about it in Plan Beats No Plan-Bob Davis Podcast 828.

Calling Someone A Socialist Is Not A Plan

Certainly this week attention has been focused on the president’s statements regarding unions. Meanwhile lesser known state and local ‘conservative’ republicans attack democrats for being ‘socialist’.

The US Is Already Socialist

Especially relevant is whether this approach will work.

Come to think of it, doesn’t the United States increasingly have a “controlled market economy” meaning the government already ‘controls the means of production’?

Trade Protection and Government Built Infrastructure – Capitalist right?

Moreover President Trump touts trade protection, and lately government appropriation of 5G wireless technology. It’s also a republican president pushing for ‘infrastructure’ development. Republicans even have their own ‘Single Payer‘ health plan where big insurance companies implement the federal program. This is capitalism? Learn more in Plan Beats No Plan-Bob Davis Podcast 828.

…People In Glass Houses

State republican representatives and senators who are real estate agents, housing developers, doctors and lawyers find themselves voting for ‘socialist’ ideas from MAO Clinic funding to laws regarding how you use your cell phone while driving.

Moreover from TR to Trump, republicans have been advocating for ‘progressive’ and socialist policies. Would you believe German Socialists actually supported Abraham Lincoln back in the day?

GOP Voters Hate Democratic Socialists But Don’t Take Their Social Security Away

In addition rank and file republican voters rely on government pensions, social security, ObamaCare, Medicare, Veterans Benefits and all kinds of tax breaks for their businesses. Good republican ‘capitalists’ take every legal tax benefit they can get from real estate to Tesla’s in the driveway. Rural farmers who voted for Trump love their subsidies. But socialism? God no!

Capitalism Is Radical

Seems to me that a real Capitalist Agenda would be seen as quite radical these days. Most Americans haven’t experienced true Capitalism. The means of production, from stock trades to light rail, have indeed been controlled by local, state and federal governments for a long time.

Where’s The Plan, Stan

Finally if republicans are against socialism they’d better get busy designing a capitalist plan.

Name Calling and MAGA

In conclusion, sadly a republican capitalist plan will never emerge. Much easier to call democrats socialists and shout ‘build the wall’.

That’s a plan, right?

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