It was a busy week on the campaign trail for candidates on both sides of the aisle, and while Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton still top the national polls for their respective parties, political junkies had plenty to watch.
There was Bobby Jindal’s speech yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., during which he called Donald Trump a “non-serious, unstable, substance-free narcissist.” If nothing else, it gets Jindal some much needed face-time on the 24-hour news networks. He’s polling at an abysmal 0.3 percent in RealClearPolitics national average of polls.
Carly Fiorina made headlines this week, but not because of anything she said. A piece in Rolling Stone that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Donald Trump and his campaign quotes the real estate mogul as saying, when Fiorina appeared on a news show he was watching with his staff “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?”
Fiorina has since responded, suggesting that Trump is attacking her because he’s worried about her climbing poll numbers. She currently sits in sixth, according to RealClearPolitics, with 5 percent of the national vote.
Last night on The Late Show with Steven Colbert, Vice President Joe Biden was the comedian’s special guest. Biden spoke candidly with Colbert about the death of his son, Beau, and how his faith has helped him get through it. When Colbert asked the vice president whether he would consider a run, Biden responded by suggesting that he may not have the energy and drive needed to run the campaign he would want to.
Today on AirTalk, we’ll speak with political strategists from both parties about the race’s biggest storylines, winners and losers from this week, and what lies ahead for the presidential hopefuls.
Matt Canter, political strategist and senior vice president at Global Strategy Group, a political consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Also former deputy executive director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Alfonso Aguilar, executive director, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; He was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2003 as the first Chief of the Office of Citizenship within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services