State of the Presidential Campaign

May 21, 2008

E.J. Dionne joins The Diane Rehm Show with guest host Susan Page to discuss what the Kentucky and Oregon primaries mean for the Obama and Clinton campaigns, and examine the state of the McCain candidacy.

Susan Page, host: Thanks for joining us, I’m Susan Page of USA Today sitting in for Diane Rehm. She’s visiting New Hampshire public radio. Senator Hillary Clinton crushed Senator Barack Obama by 35 points in the Kentucky Primary yesterday. But the bigger victory celebration was Obama’s. He told voters in Iowa that he was now within reach of the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Here to discuss the state of the race and look ahead to the general election campaign, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution. Welcome E.J.

E.J. Dionne: Good to be here.

Susan Page: And Tod Lindberg of the Hoover Institution. Welcome back.

Tod Lindberg: Hi Susan.

Susan Page: We should note that Tod Lindberg is an informal foreign policy advisor to Senator McCain. We are going to talk about the race, we are going to take your questions and comments later this hour…

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