Fred Harris, who served in the Senate with the late George McGovern, has a surprising candidate to wear the mantle of McGovern progressivism in these times – Barack Obama. Mike Ussery, who was an ambassador in two Republican administrations, says the election gives President Obama a stronger hand against Iran. And Bill Press interviews Charlie Fink, whose group of patriotic millionaires favors higher taxes on the rich.
- Nov. 18, 2012 Will Obama become more progressive in a second term? Does the election strengthen his hand against Iran? Our guests think so.
- Fred Harris Fred Harris, a former senator and chair of the DNC, says President Obama is a worthy successor to the late Senator George McGovern as an icon of the progressive movement. And, he says, the American electorate really does have a strong populist and progressive streak.
- Mike Ussery One result of President Obama returning to office, says Republican foreign policy expert Mike Ussery, is that he has more room to move in dealing with Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
- Charlie Fink Bill Press and Charlie Fink of Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength.
- Jim Hightower A telling insight into Mitt's character.