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The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: preview

The candidate, the general, the Blunts, and that Wasserman lady

ImageFor Sunday, October 19, 2008

FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will talk to John McCain.

This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos will host “all-star panel analyzes final weeks of election ’08.” I’ll let you know if he finds any guests.

Meet the Press (NBC): Moderator Tom Brokaw talks to Colin Powell.

Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer talks to Dem Rep Deb Wasserman-Schultz and Dem Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia, as well as Republicans Rob Portman and Governor Matt Blunt of Missouri.

Late Edition (CNN): Host Wolf Blitzer will talk to House Republican whip Roy Blunt of Missouri and Dem Senator Clair McCaskill of Missouri. And Wolf then talks to his usual cast of thousands.

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This buzz, if it matters, is whether or not General Powell will use his MTP appearance to finally endorse Democrat Barack Obama. I wonder also if he might endorse former Navy pilot and P.O.W. John McCain. Either way, if he goes either way, it will be interesting to hear what went through his mind as he decided. If he does not endorse, then… why is a guest on MTP in this valuable time leading up to the election?

John McCain gets FNS to himself, which ought to give us a hint of the tone for the last two weeks. Interesting, more people watch this show on its re-air on FOX News Channel in the afternoon than catch its morning air on the FOX broadcast network.

Missouri gets a spotlight, with father Roy Blunt on LE and son (Governor) Matt on FTN. Portman (FTN) has been a brilliant spokesman for McCain on financial/economic matters, and I’d hope we’d see more of him these final two weeks.

McCaskill and that Wasserman lady (FTN) are almost unwatchable, but… yeah, I know the drill.

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