Scott Ott Show, Ep. 25: History of Successful Brokered GOP Conventions

On this episode…
— GE CEO smacks Bernie Sanders off his socialist high horse
— FedEx CEO walks through the history of prosperity born from innovation, deregulation and free trade
— In praise of brokered conventions: A walk through the surprising history of Republicans nominating candidates who were not delegate leaders before the convention.
— Scott Ott sings

[NOTE: Annoying echo vanishes about 7:30 minutes in. I apologize for the glitch.]

Articles mentioned in this episode:

GE CEO: Bernie Sanders says we’re ‘destroying the moral fabric’ of America. He’s Wrong., Jeffrey Immelt, Washington Post

How Trade Made America Great, Frederick W. Smith, The Wall Street Journal

Brokered Conventions Often Make a Winning GOP President, Trey Mayfield, TheFederalist.com

 

 

Scott Ott on KLIF 570AM: Will Wisconsin Decide?

Trump gets Wisconsin cheese with his whine
Trump Photo: Gage Skidmore | Mashup: Scott Ott

With Donald Trump suddenly whining about Kasich, and predicting doom for the economy, voters in Wisconsin’s open primary may hand Trump a shocking defeat that turns the tide. Scott Ott joins Dave Williams and Amy Chodroff on KLIF-570AM (Dallas-Fort Worth) to consider this, and Hillary Clinton’s Berning sensation.

 

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10 Questions Explain Why Democrats and Republicans Come from Different Planets: Scott Ott Podcast #36

Texas flag with question mark, Scott Ott ShowDemocrats are from Mars, Republicans are from…Texas. In this episode of Scott Ott Podcast (#36) ballot questions tell us all we need to know about the two parties. It’s not just how they answer these ballot propositions that gives us a window into the soul of the party, but it’s the actual questions party bosses choose to ask their own people.

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Will the #NeverTrump Republicans Have to Quit the GOP? | Scott Ott Podcast #35

Donald Trump signs the Republican Pledge
Photo: Michael Vadon

If I don’t support the Republican Party’s presidential nominee (e.g. if it’s Donald Trump) am I still a Republican? And what is a Republican anyway? What are the benefits and obligations of membership? We non-Trumpians may have a big decision before us. Episode #35 of Scott Ott Podcast should help us get ready for this political worst-case scenario.

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Trump: Make America White Again…Did I Say That?

Trump: Make America White Again.

Please don’t leap to conclusions after viewing the large print on this bumper sticker. Make sure you examine the footnote. Donald Trump certainly doesn’t believe this.

And here’s your GOP presidential primary gift bundle.

UPDATE (3/4/2016): Will #NeverTrump Republicans Have to Quit the GOP? (Scott Ott Podcast #35)

Character Trumps Confidence: How to Pick a Presidential Winner (column at PJMedia)

The Undeniable Weakness of Donald Trump (Scott Ott Podcast #33)

Playing the Trump Race Card, Whack-Job Romney Rumors and a Brokered Convention (My recent interview on Dallas radio.)

Speak Against Trump at Your Own Risk (Scott Ott Podcast #31)

Palin Pumps Trump Making Him Look Nearly Normal (Scott Ott Podcast #25)

The Undeniable Weakness of Donald Trump: Scott Ott Podcast #33

Donald J. Trump
Photo: David Shankbone

It’s time for Republicans to speak bluntly about the undeniable weakness of Donald “Donny” Trump. On the eve of Super Tuesday, just before the GOP debate in Houston, I gave advice to Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio for hamstringing the pompous blow-hard. Wonder of wonders, they took it. Listen to find out how they can take it further on episode #33 of Scott Ott Podcast.

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You Are the Face of Liberty: Scott Ott Podcast #28

Uncle Sam by James Montgomery Flagg
Illustration: James Montgomery Flagg

On the heels of a new round of sniping and squabbling among Republican presidential candidates, I offer a new way to approach the whole process…one that could change your frustration to joy. In episode #28 of Scott Ott Podcast, I explain how, “You are the face of liberty. You are the picture of the pursuit of happiness.”

 

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GOP Debate Pre-Game Scott Ott Show, 6-7 p.m. (Eastern), Jan. 28

Scott Ott Show GOP debate pre-game Jan. 28 from 6-7 p.m. EasternScott Ott will host a GOP Presidential Debate pre-game edition of Scott Ott Show at a special time: Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern, on YouTube and Periscope (via Twitter @Scott_Ott). The show will feature a LIVE chatroom on YouTube so viewers can talk communicate with each other and with the host, as well as Periscope’s interactive chat feature.

Link to LIVE show, starting at 6:00 p.m. Eastern: http://YouTube.com/c/ScottOtt/live

Palin Pumps Trump, Makes Him Look Nearly Normal: Scott Ott Podcast #25

Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump
Screengrab: CBSN on YouTube

Sarah Palin makes an endorsement speech so bizarre, even Donald Trump seemed a bit creeped out by it. Here’s my insight as a guy who voted for John McCain only because Palin was his running mate. Plus, I just finished reading Trump’s new book, “Crippled America” — which I repeatedly refer to as “Corrupted America” (go figure). Can’t wait to share my impressions with you here in episode #25 of Scott Ott Podcast.

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Scott Ott Show, Ep. 5

Originally streamed LIVE on YouTube, October 29, 2015.

Topics…

  • Medicaid urging new, poor Moms to get IUD immediately after childbirth
  • China updates its one-child policy to…two.
  • Rubio disarms Bush during half-hearted Jeb attack