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WATCH: McAllister, Johnson Discuss 3rd Presidential Debate (on HLN’s “Weekend Express”)

In Video on October 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm

McAllister discusses the third presidential debate with political scientist Dr. Jason Johnson (Hiram College) on Sunday’s “Weekend Express with Natasha Curry”.

WASHINGTON (October 21, 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 what Americans can expect from President Obama and Governor Romney in the final presidential debate on Monday October 22.

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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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LISTEN: The McAllister Minute (October 3 – October 9, 2012)

In The McAllister Minute on October 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Most Black voters have made President Obama out to be larger-than-life, but have not received heroic attention from the White House, although his other loyal constituencies have. Instead, Black Americans must look to the past to those such as Soft Sheen’s Ed Gardner for community heroism.


“Folks will be looking for a political hero when the debate season starts off in Denver Wednesday night. People will be looking to see Governor Mitt Romney take the Republican fight directly to President Barack Obama… Democrats can’t wait for Mr. Obama to once again display the skills that fueled his ascent from upstart state senator to president-elect in a 50-month time span.


“And yes, many of those waiting to see President Obama live up to the larger-than-life debate expectations starting Wednesday night are African-Americans.

“But, after the past 4 years – of the president not saying much about Black unemployment and not saying practically anything about the ongoing Black youth crisis in our hometown of Chicago or nationally – listen here. If you’re looking for a superhero to take up the mantle of Black leadership, you need to look away from the White House…and look to people such as Soft Sheen founder Ed Gardner.


“The 87-year-old entrepreneur sparked a protest that addressed a reality that Black people in Chicago and elsewhere say to themselves but are unwilling to say aloud: why – in sanctuary cities like Chicago and elsewhere in the nation – do we see the paradox of high Black American youth crime and unemployment, yet see these in-need young men and women not get a shot at filling these capable jobs…it’s an unpopular thing to say, but Gardner had the guts to do something. Sadly, through the political expediency of the Democratic Party and the misguided focus of outdated and high-financed Black leadership, African-Americans risk being left behind in employment, education, and political power in the United States – again. In Chicago, it’s due to a lack of ordinance enforcement protecting Black contractors. Nationally, it’s due to a political desire by President Obama and Democrats to engage the new biggest minority voting bloc at the risk of ignoring the already-captured Black vote.”

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LISTEN: Brad Bannon vs. Lenny McAllister (The Big Question Mock Debate on Wisconsin Public Radio October 3, 2012)

In Audio on October 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

(WISCONSIN) October 3, 2012: (From Wisconsin Public Radio):

The first of three presidential debates is Wednesday night in Denver with the two candidates discussing domestic policy. Joy Cardin’s guests weigh in on jobs and the economy, the debt and health care, and welcome your thoughts on this week’s Big Question: If the election were held today, which candidate would get your vote?


– Brad Bannon, President, Bannon Communications Research.


– Lenny McAllister, conservative commentator, former talk radio host, and author, “Spoken Thoughts of an Amalgamated Advocate in Today’s America.”

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