NPR Talk of the Nation to Talk About Republican Pres Race This Afternoon (8/17)Submitted by radmatty on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 12:44
I suspect that RP is gonna get shortchanged if we don't do something about it. It's a call in show (800) 989-8255. Email http://www.npr.org/contact/totn.html 2:00 - 4:00PM eastern. This is National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation show.
It will be in the Political Junkie segment which will probably be a 15 minute segment in the two hour show.
The GOP field for president lost one candidate and gained one in the same weekend. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty called it quits after taking third in the Iowa Straw Poll, while current Texas Governor Rick Perry said he sees a chance. He announced his intent to run from South Carolina. Former speech writer to President George W. Bush Michael Gerson joins host Neal Conan and guest political junkie Ron Elving to talk about electability and "purity tests" in the GOP nominating contest. The two will also recap the week in politics, from President Barack Obama kicking off his campaign tour in the Midwest to the final recalls in the Badger State.