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The Surprise of Francis

SteveJ Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 12:58 PM
Hugh is a man of rhetorical gifts but short-shrifts them, constantly. Listeners hoping to get good commentary are instead force-fed Hugh's personal interests, night after night -- the Cleveland Indians (he broadcasted from a spring training game), Ohio pols, Roman Catholic (or generic conservative Christian) faith, whatever charity he favors, whatever private colleges he likes (interminable segments with the provost or whomever of some out-of-the-way institution). You'll hear many an interview with whatever novelist he's reading these days. The taste-based sniping gets annoying too -- Steelers fans, Michigan, Guy Benson's Northwestern connection. Honestly, I like this show less all the time. And I think Hugh is immensely talented.
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GOP Turns Sure Victory into Defeat

SteveJ Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 12:24 PM
The headline on this column says the GOP blew a "sure victory." And yet, only one candidate beat an elected incumbent in the last 100 years (and we know who that was). Given that historical context, how could the election ever have been a "sure victory" for the challenger? Also, this idea that a more full-throated conservatism might have win the day begs the question: Which people who voted for Obama would have voted for Romney if only he'd been more conservative? That's illogical.
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