Election 2012: The Year Ahead

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

People register to caucus at Waukee High School January 3, 2008 in Waukee, Iowa. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Although some GOP hopefuls have been informally campaigning since this time last year and Barack Obama announced his campaign for reelection back in April, the January 3rd caucus will be the true beginning for the 2012 presidential race. This year, $5.9 million has been spent on TV advertising alone in Iowa. With no heavily favored Republican candidate, the strategy for turning fundraising dollars into actual votes has yet to reveal itself.

Along with attempting to take the White House, many Republicans believe they can also take the Senate, especially after Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson announced he will not seek a third term.

Huffington Post White House correspondent Jennifer Bendery and Politico senior White House writer Glenn Thrush join the program to preview the year ahead.

Guests:

Jennifer Bendery and Glenn Thrush

Produced by:

Joseph Capriglione

Comments [2]

listener

Will fairness and income equality still be the issue with our intrepid journalists if Nancy Pelosi who is currently staying at a $10,000 a night suite in Hawaii after nearly quadrupling the deficit becomes Speaker again?
Congress was not the problem the last time she was Speaker and it will not be if she is Speaker again.
Who will be the new scapegoat? Bush again? Tea Party? Wall Street? Harvey the Rabbit?
Everyone and anyone except you know who.

Dec. 28 2011 08:24 AM
John Best from Wellfleet

I think one of the top stories for 2012 will be that people will finally become so fed up with our Inept Congress, there will ba an overwhelming call for term limits to be set AND the repeal of the dual golden parachutes of salary for life and health care far beyond what the rest of us can get.

Dec. 28 2011 06:49 AM

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