'New York' magazine's John Heilemann and Joe Scarborough, former Republican Congressman and host of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' discuss the parallels between the rejection of the bailout bill and the Gingrich revolution, what Sarah Palin still has to offer, and how these couple weeks 'might very well be remembered by history as the fortnight when Obama won the election.'
Politico's Ben Smith and Robert Reich, former United States secretary of Labor and University of California, Berkley professor, also discuss whether Obama has distinguished himself in dealing with the economy.
Wonkette's Ken Layne and Politico's Ben Smith discuss the McCain campaign's accusation that Smith is "in the tank," the possibility of Henry Paulson and Chris Dodd taking over the country, and the proliferation and pitfalls of political blogs.
'West Wing' screenwriter and former Al Gore speechwriter Eli Attie and Wonkette's Ken Layne discuss the inscrutability of undecided voters, whether the debates will matter, and what Philip K. Dick has to do with it.
Today, New York 'Times' political reporter Patrick Healy and comedian Eugene Mirman discuss forgetting the things Sarah Palin named her children after, what Americans really want, and Bette Midler for V.P.
Lynn Sweet, Washington, D.C., bureau chief for the Chicago 'Sun-Times,' and New York 'Times' political reporter Patrick Healy discuss Palin's advantage with regard to Wall Street turmoil, Biden suggesting Clinton might have been a better V.P. choice for Obama, and how Clinton supporters might (or might not) see a Palin bait and switch.
Frum, who writes daily for National Review Online, and Sweet, Washington, D.C., bureau chief for the Chicago 'Sun-Times,' discuss the unexpected factors working against Obama, Palin's resilience, and what bearing past elections have — or don't have — on this one.
Frum, who writes daily for National Review Online, and 'New York' columnist Andersen discuss Obama's faux outrage, conservative "anti-information," and surprises a President McCain might have in store.
'New York' columnist Kurt Andersen and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas discuss concocted gaffes, Sarah Palin's historical significance to the Republican Party, and whether there's any way to know which way the race will go.
For today’s IM conversation, we bring together Ross Douthat, a senior editor at 'The Atlantic,' and Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University who blogs at MarginalRevolution.com.
Every day until November 4, a series of writers and thinkers will discuss the election over instant messenger for nymag.com. For our inaugural conversation, we bring together Ross Douthat and Jonah Goldberg.