BrownTown finally dives head first into the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary election season. With a 24/7 news cycle, social media frenzy, infighting within established parties, and liberatory movements and rhetoric being reflected in mainstream discourse, how do we makes sense of a flawed state process while fighting for a new world? Originally recorded March 2, 2020...the day before Super Tuesday.
The fellas discuss the current state of the presidential race with the (at the time) remaining candidates as well as the original historically large field. As Caullen and David get news of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropping out of the race and MSNBC host Chris Matthews abruptly resigning right before recording, they try to make sense of what this means on a larger scale within the politics of politics. As BrownTown tries to keep the conversation macro as new votes and global emergencies have changed certain realities since recording, they analyze gendered coverage of candidates, the fallacy of electability and the "safe" candidate, the contextual meaning (or lack there of) "progressive," representation versus liberation, and irksome corporate news punditry.
EPISODE CORRECTION: Now Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was the Secretary of State, therefore in charge of elections, during the 2018 Midterm Elections, where he defeated Stacey Abrams, which many argue was due in part to voter suppression.