The Sunday Morning Talk Shows – preview
For Sunday, October 5, 2008
FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace talks to McCain campaign manager Rick Davis and chief Obama strategist David Axelrod; then he moves to surrogates Tim Pawlenty and Ed Rendell.
This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos talks about the financial mess with House Republican whip Roy Blunt and with one of the fiasco’s architects, Barney Frank.
Meet the Press (NBC): Moderator Tom Brokaw hosts two New Mexico Congressmen: Tom Udall (D) and Steve Pearce (R). They’re running for the U.S.Senate seat currently held by Republican Pete Domenici.
Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer talks politics with Lindsey Graham; Dem Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado, Richmond’s Dem Mayor Doug Wilder, and Republican Representative Adam Putnam of Florida. The he chats about the Wall Street meltdown with Dr. C. Fred Bergsten of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the former assistant secretary of the Treasury for international affairs under… President… Jimmy… Carter.
Late Edition (CNN): Host Wolf Blitzer chats with Steve Forbes, Robert Reich, Specter and Schumer, and the always-irate Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And his usual cast of thousands.
Why Davis & Axelrod (FNS)? Better would be Schmidt & Axelrod or Davis & Plouffe (rhymes with “puff”). I’m just sayin’.
Word is that McCain is now calling Chris Dodd and Barney Frank (TW) for paving our road to this financial mess. I approve of that message, as it is easy-to-grasp and true. Congressman Blunt, who can play hardball with the best of them, can make short work of Barney if he wants.
Can we hold Domenici’s seat (MTP)?
I don’t know what to make of Schieffer’s half hour (FTN) this week, but it’s currently the top rated Sunday Show.
When Arlen Specter, God love him, is to speak (LE), I become nervous. We know Chuckie’s going to bring the acid.