Carville-Hunt "Two Old White Guys" Podcast:
Edited for Coherence and Clarity
Al Hunt: Brad Delong, a Rubin Democrat, a mainstream, a Clinton-Obama Democrat, if you will, has said in the [intra-]democratic wars: My side has lost. We can't form any coalitions with [even] a handful of moderate Republicans. Cap-and-trade was a Republican idea. Every single Republican basically turned their back.
Uh, Brad, are you there?...
As soon as you're with us, let us know.
Brad, you hit the smiley face.
We are going to ask Brad what this means for the Democratic Party’s [position] on major economic issues.
I think we have Brad, right?
Brad DeLong: [The Machine] says I am here.
Al Hunt: Terrific. I'm talking about your vox[.com] interview. I also note that you are one of the 750 most influential economists. James and I hope to be one of the 70,000 most influential podcasters at some point. We once again have been elevated by our guests.
James [Carville], let me turn it over to you to ask the first couple of questions to Brad about his new thesis.
Brad DeLong: May I first compliment the two of you?