May 21, 2008
McCain’s Problems w/Chuck Hagel & John Hagee
New Yorker magazine’s Ryan Lizza discusses Sen. John McCain losing the support of Republican senator and Vietnam vet Chuck Hagel and the latest backlash from comments made by Pastor John Hagee that may affect McCain’s campaign.
Obama’s Appalachia Problem
Political blog First Read pointed out that Sen. Barack Obama does not seem to have a problem with white-working class voters, just white working-class voters in the Appalachian states. Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson discusses.
Hillary Compares Seating FL Delegates to Freeing Slaves
Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe talks about what should happen to the votes in Florida and Michigan.
World’s Worst – Romney, Gillespie, Hewitt
Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt doesn’t realize Countdown’s Keith Olbermann hasn’t been a “sports guy” for about 10 years.
GOP Compares McCain to Jesus Christ
Chairperson of the Georgia Republican party Sue Everhart said, “John McCain is kind of like Jesus Christ on the cross.” She said that McCain was tortured by the North Vietnamese but did not turn on the U.S. and that she was looking at the similarities in pain between the two men.
Kevin Spacey on HBO’s Recount
Despite the current angst, the state of Florida is not expected to hang the Democratic nomination on a hook or create problems like it did in 2000. Actor Kevin Spacey speaks with Countdown’s Keith Olbermann about the HBO film Recount which takes a look at the 2000 presidential election.
See a very short clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59t2CDA2JEY
Jim Webb Interview May 21, 2008
Keith talks to Jim Webb about the Presidential race and his new book, A Time to Fight.