Liberals are too clustered in major cities, mainly in blue states. This is why Hillary Clinton can get 3 million more votes and still lose the election. Progressives and liberals are not spread out enough across the country in large enough numbers to win more elections.
What can liberals and progressives do to turn more of the map blue? The short answer is…MOVE!
In this podcast, we talk to people in places that aren’t blue. Sometimes it’s liberals who are on the ground in deep red territory. Other times, it’s people who don’t agree with liberals. But always with the goal of answering these questions:
What will bring more liberal voters to red states?
How can liberals persuade voters who are already there?
The Clusterf*cked Podcast is an exploration of a new liberal movement…that must be literal!
Episode 40 - Special Midterms 2022 Preview, with Reuben Rodriguez (aka The Latino Centrist)
Special guest co-host Reuben Rodriguez, a self-described Latino Centrist, returns to the podcast in a special extended episode as he & Roger preview the upcoming 2022 midterm election. Including an overview of the U.S. political climate, analysis of the early vote, a preview of the key Senate races, and more!
Episode 39 - Tom Bonier, CEO of Target Smart
Tom Bonier has been a consultant to Democratic campaigns, including Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren, as well as President Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign. He is now CEO of the Democratic data firm Target Smart and he joins Rogers to discuss the upcoming midterm elections: what the polling is saying, early voting data, the surge in women voters, and more.
Episode 38 - Ashley All, Spokesperson for Kansans for Constitutional Freedom
This summer, Kansas voted NO on a state Constitutional amendment that would have banned abortion. Ashley All, Spokesperson for Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, joins Roger to discuss how her group mobilized voters in a deeply conservative state to show up to protect abortion rights and what kind of messaging will work best with red state voters in this November's midterms.
Episode 37 - Robin Johnson, Host of the Heartland Politics podcast
Robin Johnson, along with Representative Cheri Bustos, former Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, put together a research project about how Democratic representatives in 10 midwestern states won in districts carried by Donald Trump. Roger & Robin discuss those findings, how Democrats can rebound with rural voters and midterm election politics in Iowa & Illinois.
Episode 36 - Tom Winter, Montana Democratic Congressional Candidate
Tom Winter, a former state representative, is now running for U.S. Congress in Montana's newly created 2nd Congressional District. He joins Roger to discuss how to run & win as a progressive in Montana, the population growth in the state and who the new arrivals are politically, running against a former member of Trump's cabinet, and more.
Episode 35 - Josh Marshall, Founder and Publisher, Talking Points Memo
Talking Points Memo founder Josh Marshall joins Roger to discuss how the mainstream media is set up in a way that gives Republicans the advantage, the reasons Democrats have a harder time with campaign messaging, why Democrats should make the 2022 midterms about Trump, and more.
Professional and informative
Great selection of quests and great production value. Would recommend to anyone interested in current state of US politics!
Roger cuts to the chase immediately ---and what a chase he presents!
Awesome content. Obviously well-researched. Great guests!
I'll now be a regular, subscribed Cluster'd listener.