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LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (October 30, 2013)

In Audio on October 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

The fairy tale of the promise of President-elect Obama and the “fairy tales” that have been told by President Obama

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (October 30, 2013) –PODCAST TOPIC: The fairy tale of the promise of President-elect Obama and the “fairy tales” that have been told by President Obama.


Former WVON radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s podcast of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”.

Catch this version of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above. Also catch “The McAllister Minute” on the American Urban Radio Network, where “The McAllister Minute” commentary is aired on over 400 stations throughout the AURN network.


Join Lenny on the RNC Convention’s Google+ Hangout at 1 p.m. EST

In Upcoming Appearances on August 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm


TAMPA, Fl. – Join Lenny on Google Hangout today at 1 p.m. EST for a RNC 2012 discussion with moderator Romney Senior Advisor Tara Wall.

Desk participants include FL Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, Rep. Stefani Carter (Texas State House), Former Congressman Artur Davis. Non-desk participant: Georgia Delegate Ashley Bell

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Catch Lenny Giving Analysis on the Paul Ryan VP Selection (on Canadian TV)

In Video on August 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm


Lenny McAllister talks to a national audience north of the border about the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan to the GOP 2012 ticket (courtesy of CBC)


WASHINGTON, DC (AUGUST 11, 2012): Republican strategist Lenny McAllister discusses Congressman Paul Ryan’s new role as vice presidential candidate and how it might help Mitt Romney’s run to the White House in 2012.


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Do the Bad Numbers Add Up to A Lead for Obama or Romney?

In Articles on August 7, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Both President Obama and former Governor Romney have reasons to be excited about the upcoming election, yet both also have very real concerns for their campaigns, highlighted in recently released numbers.

The latest unemployment numbers say that President Obama is in trouble in November. The latest poll numbers indicate otherwise. That leads to the question: who’s in more trouble with the economic numbers and the polling information turning as it has over recent weeks?


Looking at the economic numbers that have come out over the past few weeks, one could easily conclude that President Obama is in deep trouble coming to “convention season” and the general election campaign.

GDP growth over the last quarter was weak once again. Job growth is higher than expected yet much lower than what is needed. The unemployment rate – once hoped to have stayed capped at 8% after the president’s stimulus package – now sits at 8.3%. For minorities in America, unemployment rates are in the double digits.

Yet, with all of the bad economic numbers, controversies swirling around the “Fast and Furious” debacle and other high-profile issues hammering this administration over the past 4 years, the path is clear for a Republican presidential candidate to overtake President Obama for the White House starting in January 2013.

In polls leading up to former Governor Mitt Romney’s ascension as the Republican nominee, that generic Republican presidential candidate was regularly beating Mr. Obama in the polls.

Yet, that doesn’t seem to be the case now, as evidenced in recent polls coming from several key battleground states. In contrast, surveyed voters seem to trust Mr. Romney over President Obama when it comes to turning around this economy, especially after 4 years of a lagging recovery under the 44th president.
Economic numbers indicate that Romney will have the clear advantage going into the fall. The polls show Obama with a 6-point lead despite those disappointing figures.


With this race as close as it is at this point, the anomalies that continue from trend-breaking and history-making facts and figures in 2012 only illustrate the willingness of the campaigns to push their message in order to shape public opinion…the only way to glean which candidate is in command with his message, persona, and campaign implementation as the true lead dog this fall is to listen intently to how each candidate position matches up directly with the competition.


At this point, both camps have woes that can’t be ignored or overlooked based on the latest numbers this week. For the incumbent president, the ongoing economic disappointments likely prompted President Obama to get serious about particular fringe issues for his base in 2012 – from immigration to education for Black America and gay marriage – only when pushed by ongoing bad polling figures and worse unemployment numbers since the 2010 mid-term losses Democrats endured. For the challenger, the ongoing lag in the polls prompts Governor Romney to pull together a modified strategy that hopes to do more than merely highlight the economic peril of the nation, as that does not seem to be enough to make Americans vote against President Obama and place Mr. Romney into the White House in January. For both, the numbers probably translate into the overall lack of inspiration that more Americans are feeling from either candidate and perhaps the American set of politicians at this juncture.


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In Case You Missed It: Lenny McAllister, Maria Cardona Debate on CNN Saturday Morning

In Video on June 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

CHICAGO, IL (June 16, 2012) – Republican commentator Lenny McAllister (former RNC strategist) and veteran strategist for the Democrats Maria Cardona (former DNC Communications Director) again debate the latest in American politics in this election year. In this recent CNN Saturday Morning segment, the two discuss the motives, societal effectiveness, and election impact of President Obama’s recent policy change on immigration with CNN anchor Randi Kaye.


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