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Leid Stories – Taking Stock of the Political Landscape, Which Way Forward? – 06.28.16

The duopoly’s national conventions are just weeks away—the Republicans meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-21; the Democrats, in Philadelphia, Pa., July 25-28. Political and party fireworks leading up to the nominating conventions are likely not to change the predetermined outcomes: Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee; Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, in the general election.

Hence, our discussion today: Which way forward for those who find both candidates, and the parties and process that have produced them, detestable?

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Leid Stories – 2016 Political Horse Race Heads Into Home Stretch – 05.31.16

The 2016 preliminaries come to a close in the month of June for the duopoly, with nine primaries that will lock up the delegate count for Democratic and Republican nominees at their respective national conventions in July.

At the start of the home stretch, Leid Stories “polls” listeners about their political attitudes and possible choices.