Episode #284: Independents Day


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There’s no way we can celebrate Independence Day without hearing about significant independent presidential candidates of the past half century. Ron Rapoport, formerly of the College of William & Mary, takes us on a tour starting with Gary Johnson and Jill Stein in 2016 and traveling back to 1968 with George Wallace.

Plus, we thought we would explore the question: What makes a political junkie? We hear from Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg, political analyst Stu Rothenberg, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman on what being a political junkie means to them. In addition, some of our listeners to tell us why THEY are political junkies.

Music used in this podcast:

Virginia by the Gin Blossoms

Freedom Of Choice by Devo

Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth by The Dandy Warhols

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

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