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 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.
Episode 34 - Special 2021 Recap with Reuben Rodriguez (aka The Latino Centrist)
Special guest co-host Reuben Rodriguez, a self-described Latino Centrist, joins Roger to recap the political year of 2021 and preview what to expect in 2022. They discuss the reasons for Biden's approval rating, the politics of COVID, the Latino vote, how the 2 parties should approach the 2022 midterms and more.
Episode 33 - Joe Kennedy, Former Massachusetts Congressman and Founder of Groundwork Project
Joe Kennedy, a member of the legendary Kennedy political family, served 4 terms in Congress but left government this year to form Groundwork Project, a grassroots organization that supports and invests in community organizers in red state America. Roger & Joe discuss how Democrats can win back rural voters and what it takes for Democrats to be competitive long-term in red states.
Episode 32 - Poppy Northcutt, former NASA Engineer & Texas women's rights attorney
Poppy Northcutt was the first woman ever to work in NASA's Mission Control. Her work in the space program made her acutely aware of women's rights issues and she eventually became an attorney who has been on the front lines of abortion rights activism since the days of Roe v Wade. She & Roger discuss the current Texas abortion law, the strengths & weaknesses of the Pro-Choice movement and Texas politics.
Episode 31 - Filmmaker Todd Drezner & Former WV Senate Candidate Bo Copley
After an in-person encounter with Hillary Clinton, unemployed coal industry worker Bo Copley decided to run for the Republican Senate nomination in West Virginia. New York filmmaker Todd Drezner followed Bo's Senate campaign and the result is the documentary, The Campaign of Miner Bo. Todd & Bo join Roger to discuss what it's like for outsiders in politics and what a liberal filmmaker learned about red state America.
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.