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Get Ready to Rumble – in Round 3 of the Battle for America’s Top Blog Talker!

The bell in Round 3 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum – rings today at 2 p.m. EDT, as David McLaughlin of Rome, Ga., saunters onto the canvas with fellow Heading Left host Tom D’Antoni of Portland, Ore.

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David (& son)

Their topic?

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Tom

Last night’s town hall meeting of Oval Office contenders John McCain and Barack Obama.

And tomorrow, Heading Right moves into Round 4, as Elizabeth Blackney of Bend, Ore., takes on Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, Fla., in a NorthWest-SouthEast clash that’s guaranteed to get messy!

In the meantime, be sure to vote for your favorite contestants, today and throughout the week, by clicking here.

Alaska Man Who Lunched Palin for V.P. Campaign in April Shares the Love with BlogTalkRadio

Sure she’s hip now – after invigorating John McCain’s presidential campaign like nobody’s business.  But how about five months ago?

Well, John Suter may be the only man in America who can lay claim to running an active Sarah Palin for Vice President campaign way back in April. And he’s going to tell Media Lizzy about it on Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. ET.

The unlikely Palin prophet

Suter & furry friend: unlikely Palin prophets.

It all started in 2006, when the then-57-year-old Suter, who lives in the Anchorage, Alaska, suburb of Chugiak, volunteered for Palin’s gubernatorial campaign.

“Alaska is the single most corrupt state in America. But even as far back as 1996, when she was mayor of Wasilla, she had a take-no-prisoners approach to bringing law and order to our state,” John, who’s known locally for competing in the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with his poodles, tells us.

Cut to early April.  Having rubbed elbows with Palin during her successful campaign, John was even more convinced she’d be veep material.

So he launched a campaign to put Palin on the GOP ticket.

His slogan?  “Mothers Against Government Corruption,” or course.

Next he printed up 250 bumper stickers and as many T-shirts, samples of which he sent to Palin’s office.

Suter's not-so-subtle Palin pitch.

Suter's not-so-subtle Palin pitch.

Within a week, the gov – obviously hot on the idea of tossing her ushanka in the ring – sent him a handwritten note saying, “Ha! I love the bumper sticker! Thanks for passing that along.”

Simultaneously, John was inundating every local and national GOP rep his could find – including McCain himself – not only with his campaign merchandise, but letters urging them to slap Palin on the ticket because “she puts public interest before special interest, and there’s nothing more important in a candidate than that.”

Palin's perky reply.

Palin's perky reply.

And the rest, as they may say come November, is White House history.

So don’t miss Lizzy’s chat with John today.  Better yet, call into the show and talk to him firsthand about America’s newest sweetheart!

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

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.

Dr. Jack Wheeler on Andrea Shea King Show

Dr. Jack Wheeler recently wrote some material about John McCain that has stirred up quite a bit of controversy. Tonight, an exclusive interview with Wheeler to talk about his claim that the CIA is holding information that could sink McCain’s bid for the presidency.

Wheeler will join Andrea Shea King tonight 9pm ET on “The Andrea Shea King Show”to talk about his claim that the CIA is holding information that could sink McCain’s bid for the presidency.

Wheeler is a Washington insider — deep inside. In his most recent post, Jack reveals some extraordinary, never before published and shocking information about Sen. John McCain the War Hero and President Bill Clinton. Listen live tonight to the conversation with Andrea and Jack Wheeler.

John McCain Wins New Hampshire Primary

Congratulations goes to John McCain in his win in the New Hampshire primary for Republican presidential candidate.

mccainIt’s natural to want to know a little more about Senator John McCain at this point and BlogTalkRadio has some exclusive content that may be of interest to you. When many counted McCain out, Heading Right Radio continued to bring him on for his views on the issues.

Senator McCain and his campaign made numerous appearances on BlogTalkRadio this past year. He was a three-time guest with Ed Morrissey on Heading Right Radio. Check out the archives for these dates. I’ve pulled some quotes that, looking back, seem very interesting today.

  • 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…and Ed, 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.”

Also, Jon Seaton, State Director for John McCain’s Iowa campaign, spoke recently with Jacob Gold on Gold Meddles on December 12, 2007.

And on September 19, 2007, Andrea Shea King interviewed Robert Timburg, author of “JOHN McCAIN – An American Odyssey.”

Congratulations, Senator McCain, you’re welcome back to BlogTalkRadio to share your thoughts and politics. After all, that’s why we’re here.

BlogTalkRadio, The Citizen Broadcast Network

We launched BlogTalkRadio just over one year ago and we have been thrilled with our progress. In July 2006, Mike Arrington’s Techcrunch wrote;

“Will a significant number of text bloggers want to go live by voice through a service like this? I’m not sure they will, but if they do BlogTalkRadio looks like a good service. It’s certainly trying to cross some barriers into easy multi-media self production – and make it live. In cases where the two media are integrated well this could be very cool.”

In a little more than one year, we have broadcast 34,000 segments produced by thousands of hosts/publishers. BlogTalkRadio, the Citizen Broadcast Network has accumulated some of the best content on the web or off. Notable guests have included John McCain, Oliver Stone, Jennifer Hudson, Wesley Clark, Brian DePalma, Robert Scoble, Omar Minaya, etc. The list goes on and on.

Later this month, in a beta test, we will begin monetizing our platform by inserting audio ads into the archived broadcasts. We will also be serving our own banner ads. We will release details later this week, on how, what, when and where.

With thousands of active hosts, close to 250 new live shows produced each day, there are plenty of advertising opportunities on the network. Check out our popular shows, our featured shows and our robust category listings. Anyone interesting is learning more about advertising on our network or seeking sponsorship opportunities please contact advertising@blogtalkradio.com.

We welcome everyone to join the conversation.

Alan
CEO

Politics are heating up on BlogTalkRadio

As election time nears, the political arena gets hotter and hotter, and BlogTalkRadio’s political talk is no exception.

All sides of the political spectrum are gearing up for 2008, and the discussions on BlogTalkRadio contribute to the buzz. The next couple of days have some special broadcasts in store for us.

First, on Sunday evening the bloggers from MyDD.com are back to discuss their plans for people-powered politics and the Progressive Movement.

mccain.jpgAdam Conner, Aaron Banks, and Jonathan Singer bring you the latest news and issues in the progressive blogosphere. Don’t miss these guys as they reemerge on BlogTalkRadio at 8pm ET. Call in and join the conversation!

And Heading Right Radio’s Ed Morrissey is broadcasting live from the Conservative Leadership Conference in Reno on Monday LIVE with Senator John McCain.

Not a stranger to BlogTalkRadio, Senator McCain has conducted several exclusive interviews with Ed on the network. Each time we get a more intimate glimpse of the presidential hopeful than we usually get access to on television or in the papers. This is McCain uncensored and accessible to listeners, for a rare two-way discussion.

Listen LIVE on Monday at 3pm ET.