Podcast for America on Republican antics, Ted Cruz calling Mitch McConnell a liar, and Hillary Clinton losing trust polling numbers

Can Ted Cruz Out-Trump Trump?

Can Ted Cruz Out-Trump Trump?

The crazed culture of politics.
July 28 2015 3:26 PM

No More Fire Metaphors, With David Axelrod

Obama serves up some real talk about outrageous Republican comments on the campaign trail.

David Axelrod
David Axelrod.

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters.

Listen to Episode No. 11 of Podcast for America!


Podcast for America is your inside look at the preening self-celebration of human striving and shamelessness that is a presidential campaign cycle. Your hosts are Mark Leibovich, national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, Alex Wagner of MSNBC, and special guest David Axelrod.

This week, President Obama scolded Republicans for the outrageous comments they’re making along the campaign trail. Also, Ted Cruz hopped on that Republican bandwagon—criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and calling him a liar. Lastly, Hillary Clinton’s trust has taken a hit in recent polls.

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David Axelrod, political strategist on both Obama presidential campaigns, is the author of Believer: My Forty Years in Politics and director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.

Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine and the author of This Town.

Alex Wagner is the host of MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner.