*This is an encore of our January 31st
program. I'm sorry that a family medical emergency has taken us out
of town today but we'll be back on the air with a live show next
Sunday! I hope that you'll share this show on Facebook, Twitter and
with friends. We need more educated voters!!!
Wanted to Know! The Political Insider's View of Campaigns, Caucuses
and Presidential Primaries"
Spannagel, a 16 year veteran of the political process.
Mark has worked on campaigns both large and small so in the first hour we're going to pick his brain on what happens behind the curtain with campaign finance, PACs, precinct walking, direct mail and the ever-annoying robo calls. It turns out that there is a delicate balance between raising money and spending too much to get that job done and lots more that goes into this important process. We hope you learn as much as we did!
Our second hour will be all about the mysterious process of caucuses vs. primaries. Why do some states caucus and other do not? Who decides? Why is Iowa first? Why do we care? Do they really "decide" the election or are they simply an indicator of things to come? Do Democrats and Republicans follow the same process? How do you become the chairman of a political party? Who goes to the conventions? What happens at the conventions? What's up with the electoral college anyway? How do our votes in the states translate into the final tally of votes to determine who becomes the president every four years? Where the heck was this in school? Were we absent that day?
Oh yes, we certainly had some questions on this topic and know that many of you probably do too. We're sorry that we were unable to do this show live and take your calls on Sunday but our guest wasn't available that day and the Iowa caucus is upon us. Bill and I tried to ask as many things as we could think of so in the end we hope that all of your questions are answered. Please email us if you have something you'd like to know that we neglected to cover and we'll get the answer for you!
2016 is such an important year. Every single voter needs to know that their vote really does count. Those people who believe otherwise need to listen to this show! If you feel a bit powerless there are ways to get involved at every level. Now is the time for American patriots to get up to speed and take up the reigns of our great republic with those who are going in the same direction. Let's focus on the big picture with accurate information and help conservatives win this year.