UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED BELOW!! Their Finest Hour returns live to Vigilant Liberty Radio on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! For this week’s program, I’ll be welcoming a man who’s both a friend and has a fantastic depth and breadth of knowledge on American politics: Tom Dougherty (@Tom1247), founder and editor of the blog Practical Politicking (@PracticalPols).
Tom has been involved directly or indirectly in politics in various positions over his 35 year business career, most of which has been behind the scenes with a focus on data analysis, fund-raising and tactics.
He is a moderate not because all solutions are located in the middle, rather he supports most conservative positions while supporting some liberal positions. Sometimes Tom ends up on the right and sometimes the left. If you subscribe to our blog or follow him on Twitter you will see this from his political commentary.
Tom is a pragmatist when it comes to campaigning, economic policy, entitlement programs, foreign policy, government regulation, national security and politicking. Generally speaking a fiscal conservative, a social moderate, and he believes you first have to win elections before you can effectively legislate.
We’ll be going over all the key 2014 mid-term election races, plus there’s no way we can avoid Tom’s banner work on exposing “grass roots” organizations that seem to be real good at raising money…and that’s about it.
And a great show indeed was had! Here’s the replay, and if you’d like a copy for offline listening, please click “Spreaker” in the player and you’ll be taken to the page where an MP3 can be downloaded!
Finally, I want to link to two of Tom’s blog posts on the poor use of funds by “Tea Party” groups, spending more on fundraising than furthering candidates and ideals: