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Dinner Table Politics


Jan 30, 2019

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, is teasing a possible independent candidacy for president. How well have third-party presidential candidates done in the past? (Abraham Lincoln did pretty well.) Jim tells Abby stories of H. Ross Perot, and how Abby's grandfather made a $10,000 bet with him in a Senate hearing. Learn what happened to the Reform Party he founded, and how it was essentially killed by a former speechwriter for Richard Nixon who flirted with holocaust denial.

Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax also comes under scrutiny, and Jim describes the first time he heard a wealth tax proposal - from Donald J. Trump.