Marathon Special to Take America's Post-Election Pulse: Real Change – or Just More of the Same?

One of the longest White House races in U.S. history draws to a close tomorrow.

But come the day after, when the mud has dried, the votes have been counted and a president-elect stands before us promising change, where will we the people stand?

That’s what Kevin Ross and David McLaughlin are bent on finding out. And who better for the job than America’s best blog talkers?exitpoll-home-page1

Last month, Kevin – an African-American Republican from Los Angeles – and David – a white Democrat from outside Atlanta – took top honors in FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers. Now, the odder-than-odd odd couple is teaming up for an unprecedent- ed event.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, they’ll host a marathon BlogTalkRadio special that’ll give hundreds of voters the opportunity to weigh in on whether the president-elect can lead our nation out of the quagmire of financial-market implosion, rising unemployment, escalating street crime, prohibitively expensive health care, still-unapprehended terrorist leaders, a protracted Iraqi War and other blights the Bush administration failed to tame.

Kicking off at 6 p.m. and running live until 12 a.m. ET, Exit Poll ’08 will feature pundits from both sides the political spectrum, including:

Farai Chideya, host of National Public Radio’s News & Notes, Val Zavala, anchor of PBS Los Angeles affiliate KCET-TV’s Life & Times Tonight, Lee Bailey, publisher of the Electronic Urban Report, Rev. Leonard Jackson, special advisor to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Julie Vanderpost, chairperson for California Republican Women for McCain, Wendy Davis, national field & training director for 21st Century Democrats, and Martha Mitchell Zoller, host of The Martha Zoller Show on WDUN-AM in Gainesville, Ga.

Also joining Kevin and David will be fellow BlogTalkRadio hosts – and fellow Battle of the Blog Talkers contestants – Chad Everson and Andrea Shea King.

But no pundit’s voice will be more important than yours: Kevin and David will do their damndest to get as many callers on the air as possible.

“Even if that means…” notes David.

“Breaking in on each other mid-sentence,” says Kevin.

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