We’ll start things off with a look at the Super Tuesday results and what they mean — Dylan will hear from Jim VandeHei, executive editor at POLITICO and Michael Hirsh, Chief National Correspondent at the National Journal.
Wednesday Megapanel: We’ll have in Imogen Lloyd Webber (@illoydwebber), Jonathan Capehart (@capehartj) and Rob Cox (@rob1cox). “Auction 2012” continues, and so does the big spending — we’ll examine some of the numbers behind the ad spends in upcoming primary states, and hear about the top voter concerns from the exit polling on Super Tuesday: gas prices and the state of the economy.
Obama has also pulled no punches when he admonished his GOP rivals for their talk about war with Iran. “What is said on the campaign trail – these folks don’t have a lot of responsibilities,” the President said. “They are not Commander in Chief. When I see the casualness with which those folks talk about war, I am reminded of the costs involved in war.” The Washington Post has more on Obama’s comments here.
The Specialist: David Rothkopf will join the Megapanel. David is author of Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government – and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead. While Obama calls this election about “fairness,” Romney says it’s about the future of capitalism. But when the future of capitalism is happening outside of America’s borders, do any of the presidential candidates have a grasp on the challenges facing our country?
Will America Always Be at War? As the talk on Capitol Hill (and on the campaign trail) turns to the possibility of military engagement with both Syria and Iran, Mary Dudziak questions why any of us think of war as temporary when instead it goes on and on. She is the author of the new book “War Time: An Idea, Its History, and Consequences.”
The Daily Rant: Does Our Broken Dialect Reflect Who We Are? The one and only Krystal Ball (@krystalball1) will be here to wrap up the show — with words like slut, prostitute, snob, class warfare and “the war on women,” it seems that every year there’s an ongoing arms race between the parties to come up with the most extreme rhetoric. What’s up with the breakdown in our political discourse — is it the politician’s fault, the system’s fault, or is it us?