After the shellacking administered to Republicans in the presidential and senatorial elections, former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle reflects on what a second Obama administration might be like. John Halpin is an expert on elections and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He says the election proved that Democratic voters can beat conservative money any time. And Bill Press interviews Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, who says he is ready to compromise, if the Republicans are.
- Nov. 11, 2012 The word of the day? Demographics. Tom Daschle says they define the future of the Democratic Party, and elections expert John Halpin says they can beat Republican money any day. And Bill Press talks with re-elected Senator Ben Cardin about the congressional outlook for compromise.
- Tom Daschle Tom Daschle was the Senate Democrat leader during the Clinton Administration and a key player in the development of health care reform. As a result of the president’s re-election, he says the Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank and Obama’s economic policy will stay in place.
- John Halpin Electoral expert John Halpin of the Center for American Progress says the coalition of minorities, better-educated whites and working class Americans is real. And it’s a good sign, he says, that Democratic voters can beat conservative money – if they put their minds to it.
- Ben Cardin Bill Press and his guest, newly re-elected Maryland Senator Cardin, on prospects for any sign of bipartisanship in Congress.
- Jim Hightower The biggest loser of 2012