They discussed the final presidential debate and each candidate’s strategy on the abortion issue, speaking to moderates or partisans. Waldman talked about the groundbreaking new Twelve Tribes of Politics study, which has discovered how the relationship between religion and politics is changing. For example, religion is much less correlated with votes in many cases now, with the exception of Evangelicals who prefer McCain, and Protestants who prefer Obama.
Waldman discusses Bill Maher’s new film Religulous, calling it funny but criticizing its presentation as a documentary because it has “completely flouted normal documentary standards,” using a gotcha film style more similar to Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat.
The conversation then moves to each candidate’s specific policies. How does each one stand on domestic affairs? Foreign policy? What policies are popular with the voters? They also discuss the college vote – what college-age voters care about, and how that could affect the general election this November. Callers also chime in with their opinions on the issues.
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