Ben Adler, a staff writer for Politico and former editor of CampusProgress.org, stops by to talk about the youth vote, the large enthusiasm gap between young Democrats and young Republicans, the levels of volunteers on both sides, and answers the question, has the youth vote really gone up? Can they ever catch up to the voting rate of old people? What if we had a nationally televised Bingo contest all day November 4th? Or maybe offered voting via Xbox?
On a lighter note, Marc Mitchell from CelebriFantasy also joins hosts Ted, Teresa, and Maegan for a little discussion covering celebrity and politics. His CelebriPresident site is running a competition for "celebrity president" and it's down to the final four: Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey, Perez Hilton and Diddy. Talk about the lesser of four evils... Make sure to go cast your vote today.
Ted, Teresa, and Maegan also wade into the controversy over Obama's 30-minute TV advertorial, to be broadcast tonight across three network channels. Will it help? Will it put people off, spending so much money on an ad when we're all feeling the pocket-money pinch? Is it just giving people a reason to NOT vote for Obama? Also, what about Joe Biden's gafforama on Florida TV over the weekend? Should he have handled those questions on socialism and marxism a little better? Can he just keep his mouth shut? Oh, wait, he did? Shocking!
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Wilshire & Washington, the weekly Blog Talk Radio program that explores the intersection of politics, entertainment, and new media, features co-hosts Ted Johnson, Managing Editor of Variety; conservative blogger Teresa Valdez Klein (www.teresacentric.com), and liberal blogger Maegan Carberry (www.maegancarberry.com). The show airs every Wednesday at 7:30am PST on BlogTalkRadio.com.