Will uncertainty of presidential election politics be reflected in Chicago’s mayoral election?
Former Chicago City Hall reporter and Tribune columnist John Kass, now the publisher of JohnKassNews.com online, joined the Two Guys on Politics weekly podcast with guests former Congressmen Bill Lipinski and Dan Lipinski, and former Chicago City Hall reporter and columnist Ray Hanania to discuss the aftermath of the November 8 elections and how the uncertainty of America’s political system weighs in on Chicago’s election future.
Kass, the Lipinski’s and Hanania talked about the collapse of the Republican election surge and prospects for former President Donald Trump to make a comeback in the 2024 Presidential election.
They also discussed the challenges the country faces in a deeply divided America and political polarization.
Kass, the Lipinskis and Hanania also consider Trump and Biden’s weaknesses and also discuss options like Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is being bantered about as a possible presidential candidate. But do Americans really know him? And what about West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin? What are his plans and will he run for president to bring a centrist voice to the national debate?
Finally, the panelists discuss how the challenges in American politics nationally reflect do those political challenges weigh in on Chicago’s mayoral contest in April, 2023 with a large group of contenders running to unseat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, including Paul Vallas, Ray Lopez, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, and Dr. Willie Wilson, and what are the major issues.
Kass was the Chicago Tribune’s senior columnist for many years (1980 – 1921) until last year when several leftwing extremist editors and reporters at the Tribune bullied Kass and forced him out of the newspaper in an unprecedented display of journalistic unprofessionalism. Kass later launched his own news website, John Kass News at JohnKassNews.com where he continues to publish his columns free of Tribune censorship.
“There is no doubt in my mind that if the legendary Mike Royko were alive today, he would condemn the Tribune’s envious actions against John Kass and using his trademark line declare that Tribune newspaper was not fit to wrap a dead Chicago fish,” said former Chicago City Hall reporter and columnist Ray Hanania, who cohosts the Two Guys on Politics podcast.
“The Chicago Tribune is far from the journalistic iconic newspaper that it was over the years when greats like the Tribune’s late Chicago City Hall reporter Bob Davis and columnist Bob Wiedrich reigned supreme.”
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S2 E44, 11-17-22 Thursday
Two Guys on Politics: discuss the aftermath of the November 8 General Elections, candidates in the 2024 presidential election, and well look at the race for Chicago mayor with special guest John Kass
In a live broadcast on Facebook, former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania, former congressman Dan Lipinski join special guest John Kass to discuss the aftermath of the November 8 General Elections, candidates in the 2024 presidential election, and well look at the race for Chicago mayor.
“Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest.
Dan Lipinski served as Congressman eight terms as the U.S. representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district from 2005 to 2021 For more information on Dan Lipinski’s writings visit DanLipinski.com
Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com
Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group go to www.Hanania.com; and Middle East column and news at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com
Guest John Kass was the former columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and left to launch his own popular news site JohnKassNews.com where he writes his regular columns on political and slice of life topics.
Brian Broeking is a young entrepreneur with experience and background in finance, and business strategies.
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