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LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (January 16, 2014)

In Audio on January 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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What difference does it make at this point…politically…for the Obama Administration and Mrs. Clinton for 2014-2016?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (January 16, 2014) PODCAST TOPIC: Why Benghazi matters…politically (let alone ethically)

 

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

 

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LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister Podcast (October 2, 2013)

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Today’s topics on the “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” podcast include Romneycare (myth vs reality) and Obamacare (myth vs reality) contrasts.

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (October 2, 2013) –  Former WVON The Talk of Chicago radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s version of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” . Today’s topics include the myths of Romneycare’s origin, the opposition to Obamacare, and the pliancy of conservatism today.

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WATCH: Lenny McAllister and Bernard Whitman on CBC Canada

In Video on November 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

WASHINGTON (November 5, 2012) – Republican strategist Lenny McAllister and Democratic strategist Bernard Whitman discuss the final strategies for President Obama and Gov. Romney one day before the November 6 election on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

 

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WATCH: McAllister and Johnson Discuss Sununu, Electoral College Math on “Weekend Express”

In Video on October 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

HLN anchor Natasha Curry talks with political scientist Dr. Jason Johnson and Lenny McAllister about the fallout from Romney Co-Chair John Sununu’s comments on the Colin Powell endorsement of President Obama on Saturday’s “Weekend Express with Natasha Curry.” The 3 also discuss current projections of the electoral college math come November 6, 2012.

WASHINGTON (October 27, 2012) – Republican strategist Lenny McAllister and political scientist Dr. Jason Johnson (Hiram College) talks with Natasha Curry on HLN’s “Weekend Express with Natasha Curry” to discuss the fallout from Romney Campaign Co-Chair John Sununu’s statement about the Colin Powell endorsement of President Obama as well as the electoral college math for November 6.

 

 

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LISTEN: “The McAllister Minute” (October 17, 2012)

In The McAllister Minute on October 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Did the American people win the second presidential debate, getting enough specifics and plans from the candidates running for the 2012 White House? Listen to “The McAllister Minute” and catch Lenny’s perspective.

 

“So, what have we learned during this 2012 race for the White House, especially after Tuesday night’s 2nd presidential debate?  Well, we learned that polls matter.  We learned that the perception of looking presidential matters. And we learned that how you perform in debates – really does matter.

 

“What we’re still waiting for – however- is if what you say in presidential debates these days really matters as well.

 

“For all of the critique of Governor Mitt Romney’s stylistic fall from grace Tuesday nigh and for all of the glowing reviews of President Obama’s re-emergence as an energized candidate at the town hall forum, there’s still something missing.

 

“Who’s telling us more of the facts: the facts over what happened over the past 4 years and the facts behind their plans for the next 4 years?

 

“But, until November 6, it’s time for us to get off of the waves of opinion polls and public perception based on sound bites – and get on the boat when it comes to the push to get answers from these candidates.

 

“The presidential candidates can gather all of the style points they want. Both have had victories doing that so far. The sad thing is: America won’t score another economic victory in the 21st century – or secure a much-needed economic comeback –if we don’t make these candidates talk about solutions, not merely talk about each other.”

 

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LISTEN: Lenny McAllister and Dewey Square Principal Talk 2nd Presidential Debate

In Audio on October 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Lenny McAllister and Democratic strategist Maryanne Marsh talk political turkey on Radio New Zealand to preview the second presidential debate on October 16.

RADIO NEW ZEALAND (October 16, 2012) – Republican strategist Lenny McAllister and Democratic strategist Maryanne Marsh talk with Radio New Zealand’s Simon Mercep to preview the second presidential debate Tuesday evening.

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WATCH: Lenny McAllister’s Pre-Debate Analysis on Canadian TV

In Video on October 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

 

Sun News Network’s Caryn Lieberman talks to US Republican strategist Lenny McAllister about what we can expect from Tuesday’s presidential town hall debate.

WASHINGTON (October 15, 2012) – Republican political commentator Lenny McAllister talks with Sun News Network’s Caryn Lieberman about the build-up to the Tuesday night presidential townhall-style debate.

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WATCH: Lenny McAllister on Canada’s Sun News Network (post-RNC Tampa 2012)

In Video on September 3, 2012 at 11:18 am

Catch Lenny McAllister continue to build bridges with an international following, this time appearing again on Canada’s Sun News Network to discuss next steps post-RNC in Tampa.

 

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LISTEN: Lenny on Wisconsin Public Radio

In Audio, Upcoming Appearances on August 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

TAMPA, Fl. – Lenny McAllister, Republican commentator and author of “Spoken Thoughts of an Amalgamated Advocate in Today’s America,” spoke to Wisconsin Public Radio’s Kathleen Dunn Thursday morning to recap the GOP Convention.

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Happy Days vs Training Day

In Articles on August 25, 2012 at 11:18 am

As long as the GOP’s views and approaches to 21st century America harken back to imagined nostalgia of the 1950s, they will continue to trip up on political gaffes and positions that underestimate the social and civic issues of today’s diverse and complex nation.

The ongoing storm swirling around the GOP and Congressman Todd Akin may be focused on rape and abortion, but they center on an ever-growing cultural divide between their life experiences and much of modern-day America’s.

 

If life in America today could be more like it was for the Cunninghams and their friends on Happy Days, the Republican Party would find that several high-profile political races over the past couple of years would have been easier to win, including the now-tumultuous US Senate race in Missouri. The issues of campaigning, messaging, and connecting with voters that some within the GOP continue to have as a result of the emerging Republican brand would be resolved as quickly as the Fonz could knock on the ol’ jukebox and change an ill-sounding tune.

 
Unfortunately for many Republicans, American life outside of most politically-gerrymandered constituencies – and, more often than not, outside of their circle of experiences – is increasingly becoming a lot less like those fictional days of the iconic sitcom that depicted White America’s youth of the 1950s. Instead, our nation has become more like the complex society mixing race, corruption, crime, and circumstance that Denzel Washington portrayed in an Academy Award-winning performance. As a result, more Republicans find many of their good ideas lost in the myriad of firestorms that come from a dearth of cultural and life experiences.

Congressman Todd Akin’s statement on legitimate rape is at the center of a firestorm that threatens to whittle away the opportunity for the GOP to win a vulnerable US Senate seat in the fall. However, the controversy and its genuine outrage from both sides of the aisle may finally lead the Republican Party to take a real look at how (or if ) it views and embraces the complexity of modern-day America.

It is an oft-repeated statement, but one that continues to resound loudly in each sound wave of blow-back that Republicans face whenever a situation like the Akin matter comes to the forefront: Republicans would have less problems on the campaign trail and in vote tallies if they have more diversity in their ranks.

 

What if – like me – one of his best friends from his days as a student was the victim of a rape by a boyfriend? Would Mr. Akin have been more inclined to disregard the notion of “legitimate rape” versus some sort of illegitimate rape, as if a woman’s granted permission to enter a relationship with a man is grounds for entering her body whenever that man deems prudent? What if – like me and others that do not come from the ongoing Happy Days meme of America – Mr. Akin watched this friend carry the baby to term out of love for an innocent child and her belief for pro-life stances (since her body did not effectively “shut that whole thing down”), only to be castigated as a whore – often by church-going Americans – for having the child? What if Mr. Akin – and many Republicans – interacted more at the grassroots level on issues such as domestic violence in order to get a better understanding of the complexities and challenges that women face going through rape? Even as a pro-life Christian conservative (which I am proudly), Mr. Akin would have been able to find the God-given senses of wisdom and compassion to articulate his position more effectively. He might have also proven to be a leader that could address such situations with his faith uncompromised and his proficiency as a positive difference-maker heightened. Instead, his deficiency in being a well-rounded social conservative weakened his influence as both a tenured politician and a well-intended Christian.

 
Yet, this is not a problem that is capsulated in the Akin candidacy, a political misstep that now prompts conservatives to ask for his resignation from the Senate race. It is merely a symptom to a problem that reaches most corners of the conservative political movement of today.

 

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