Category Archives: Election 2008

From The BlogTalkRadio Vault

You’ll see on the homepage today we’re featuring some of our content from the Best of Page.

Our hosts have reeled some great guests onto the network in the time we’ve provided this platform. Occasionally, we like to remind long time listeners and introduce the Best of Page to the new listeners.

Whether you come to BlogTalkRadio for one particular show or host, with over 82,000 shows in the longtail, BlogTalkRadio has lots of other outstanding exclusive content you should check out.

So, From the Vault this week:

Brad Pitt
The megastar spoke about his Make it Right project in New Orleans
Yoko Ono
Replay of the exclusive live interview with artist Yoko Ono about the Beatle years
John McCain
BlogTalkRadio’s exclusive interview with the Republican presidential nominee

AOL and BlogTalkRadio Create Daily Hot Seat Radio Show

BlogTalkRadio’s Media Lizzy to Host Show Based on AOL Political Machine Blog

BlogTalkRadio (www.blogtalkradio.com), the first citizen broadcasting network, and AOL News (news.aol.com), have created a daily online talk radio show focusing on AOL News’ Hot Seat question of the day. The show, called AOL Hot Seat Question of the Day, will be available to listeners on BlogTalkRadio, (www.blogtalkradio.com/AOL-Hot-Seat), and AOL’s Political Machine blog, (news.aol.com/political-machine). BlogTalkRadio’s Media Lizzy will host the daily program along with a Political Machine Hot Seat blogger of the day. Listeners can call in and join the conversation.

Hot Seat is AOL News’ syndicated political widget featuring daily political poll questions from some of the biggest political bloggers across the political spectrum, including The Huffington Post, Time’s Mark Halperin, Slate’s John Dickerson, Politico, Crooks & Liars, Power Line, The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan and Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey. The questions address current political issues and events as a way to stimulate a dialogue between voters, pundits and politicians.

“The Hot Seat polls bring together various opinions from syndicated content across the Internet and provides an outlet for the public to discuss breaking political news,” said Coates Bateman, Executive Producer, AOL’s Political Machine. “By adding the BlogTalk Radio component, we are providing users with additional insight into the Hot Seat blog posts.”

“As politics is the most popular content category on BlogTalkRadio, we are happy to partner with AOL News and its outstanding Political Machine blog,” said Alan Levy, CEO and co-founder of BlogTalkRadio. “John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s campaign have all utilized BlogTalkRadio to communicate their messages to the masses and interact with voters on a one-on-one basis. This agreement with AOL News furthers BlogTalkRadio’s commitment to inform the public about this year’s presidential race and encourage listeners to lend their voice and share their opinions on the election and future of the United States.”

In addition to AOL Hot Seat Question of the Day, Elizabeth “Media Lizzy” Blackney also hosts BlogTalkRadio programs Heading Right Radio and The Media Lizzy Show. She is a political communications strategist, author of Sex, Lies & Politricks, and the founding publisher of TMK Books.

About AOL
AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs one of the largest Internet access businesses in the U.S., and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC and its subsidiaries have operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at AOL.com.

Anti-War Independent Congressional Candidate Cindy Sheehan

Sheehan BlogTalkRadio’s Blue Barn Posse welcomes Cindy Sheehan, noted war protester and congressional candidate.

Today at 1pm ET, Sheehan joins Blue Barn for an exclusive interview. The hosts encourage callers to discuss the issues, the campaign and Sheehan’s road to politics.

Cindy is running as a “Decline To State” in the 8th Congressional District of California with the slogan “people before politics.”

Alan Keyes, 2008 Presidential Candidate LIVE Today

BlogTalkRadio welcomes presidential candidate Alan Keyes to World Talk LIVE today for an exclusive interview NOTE NEW TIME – 11 AM

Keyes

Today at 11am ET, host Brett Cohen brings 2008 Presidential Candidate Alan Keyes to World Talk Live for an exclusive interview to discuss his campaign, as well as his departure from the GOP.

Keyes is the former Assistant Secretary of State Alan who spent 11 years with the U.S. State Department. He served in the U.S. Foreign Service and on the staff of the National Security Council before becoming Ronald Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations (1985-88). From 1983 to 1985, he served as ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, where he represented America’s sovereign interests in the U.N. General Assembly. Today, he joins the political archives of BlogTalkRadio.

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes WWE Turned MMA Fighter Daniel Puder

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an MMA fighter? How about a pro wrestler? How about both? Find out today on BlogTalkRadio’s World Talk LIVE.

Puder Today at 4pm ET, Daniel Puder is a pro wrestler turned MMA fighter and WWE Tough Enough $1,000,000 prize winner. He joins the Brett and Wayne at World Talk Live for some laughs, to discuss his time with WWE and his career in MMA, and to take your calls and questions.

There’s more to the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Puder than meets the eye. He has started his own personal non-profit foundation: Puder Strength Training (PST), and he works with Toys for Tots, Stanford and San Francisco Hospital, After School All Stars and is the OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN for Cops Care Cancer Foundation. He also has political aspirations and will be serving on several committees during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Also tonight:

Tuffy peers into the world of MMA with the kind assistance of Maggie from Chicks Heart Fights tonight on Treehouse Fort tonight at 8pm ET.

Get Snarky with Bob Franken & FrankenSense

Former CNN Correspondent Bob Franken wants to talk a little political FrankenSense with you.

Bob Franken<br /> CNN National Correspondent<br /> Talent<br /> Washington DC<br /> Studio<br /> 06/15/2000<br /> Kyle Christy<br /> Approved<br /> ib-sgould-2/12/03Political Columnist Bob Franken wants to dissect, contemplate and yes, ridicule the strange dance of the candidates and their campaigns with you today at 3pm ET. Call ins are essential. Have a snarky but civilized discussion with Emmy-winning Bob Franken.

An Emmy-award winning reporter, recently inducted into the Society for Professional Journalists Washington Hall of Fame, he covered combat in both Iraq wars, the White House during the George W. Bush administration, the Clinton scandals, the Supreme Court, Congress for ten years. He forced world attention on the Guantanamo Bay prison camp with his extensive reporting from there. He’s a Huffington Post contributor.

So, pull up a chair, grab your phone and get a little bit of FrankenSense.

Get Snarky with Bob Franken & FrankenSense

Former CNN Correspondent Bob Franken wants to talk a little political FrankenSense with you.

Bob Franken<br /> CNN National Correspondent<br /> Talent<br /> Washington DC<br /> Studio<br /> 06/15/2000<br /> Kyle Christy<br /> Approved<br /> ib-sgould-2/12/03Political Columnist Bob Franken wants to dissect, contemplate and yes, ridicule the strange dance of the candidates and their campaigns with you today at 3pm ET. Call ins are essential. Have a snarky but civilized discussion with Emmy-winning Bob Franken.

An Emmy-award winning reporter, recently inducted into the Society for Professional Journalists Washington Hall of Fame, he covered combat in both Iraq wars, the White House during the George W. Bush administration, the Clinton scandals, the Supreme Court, Congress for ten years. He forced world attention on the Guantanamo Bay prison camp with his extensive reporting from there. He’s a Huffington Post contributor.

So, pull up a chair, grab your phone and get a little bit of FrankenSense.

McCain Clinches Republican Primary

Congratulations goes to BlogTalkRadio guest John McCain as he seals the GOP presidential bid.

mccainMcCain’s campaign went through some rough times last year and many counted him out. But he always found a voice on BlogTalkRadio. After all, that’s why we’re here.

During his three visits to BlogTalkRadio, Senator McCain had this to say:

  • May 29, 2007 – McCain: “We…unfortunately, pay way too much attention and I plead guilty first, pay too much attention to a lot of the polls; a lot of them are conflicting. And as you know polls are less, much less accurate than they use to be due to the advent of the cell phone”
  • July 19, 2007 – McCain: “We’re gonna spend a lot of time in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina doing what I do best, and that’s the town hall meetings, face to face, unfiltered communications with people, that’s the way I won back in 2000…I can convince people that I’m the one that’s qualified, I’m the one that’s experienced, and I’m the one that’s prepared to meet this great challenge we describe…”
  • October 15, 2007 – McCain: “We just came back from New Hampshire last night…I’ve been in this business long enough to detect enthusiasm. And the town meetings have been great…we’re in good shape and there is a lot of interesting things happening as people start to really begin to focus on this race.”

Reviewing these quotes today gives one a different perspective on how political races are won and how experience and determination can drive a person to victory over time. Congratulations, Senator McCain, we look forward to having you and your campaign back on BlogTalkRadio.