Episode #150: Three Is Enough

The final Clinton-Trump debate is over, and Aaron Blake of the Washington Post is here with his take on what it means for the campaign.

We’ve spent the past several months talking about how Americans feel about their choices in this election, so we thought we’d take a trip overseas.  Hilde Restad, an associate professor at Bjørknes College in Oslo, Norway, offers her perspective on the campaign and what how she sees America’s role in the world.

Sam Donaldson, the former White House correspondent for ABC News who covered the Carter and Reagan presidencies, tells us that he is quite happy, thank you very much, he’s not covering this year’s campaign.  But he does give debate moderator Chris Wallace high marks.

And we go back to 2000, when Mel Carnahan, the governor of Missouri locked in a tight Senate race against GOP incumbent John Ashcroft, died in a plane crash just days before the election.  Russ Carnahan, his son (who later served in Congress and is the 2016 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Missouri, remembers the horrible events of 16 years ago.

Photo via Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Music used in this podcast:

Never My Love by The Association

Gimme Some Truth by John Lennon

Oslo in the Summertime by Of Montreal

What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye

Eisenhower for Presidential song by Roy Disney and Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon

Black Sands by Bonobo

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