The Aug. 24 primaries were a microcosm of the year, with familiar themes everywhere: Tea Party vs. the establishment, insiders vs. outsiders, you name it. And we still don't have a winner in Alaska, and won't for days to come.
The shocker of Alaska, the comeback in Arizona, the battles in Florida. Throw Vermont into the mix, and you have this week's Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
And thanks to three great guests: reporter Libby Casey of the Alaska Public Radio Network, Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner, and Tom Rath, the longtime GOP insider from New Hampshire, to talk about what it all means.
Even better, you can listen to the segment here.
Join host Neal Conan and me every Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET (except for the times when I'm lying out on the beach) for the Junkie segment on TOTN, where you can often, but not always, find interesting conversation, useless trivia questions and sparkling jokes. And you can win a Political Junkie T-shirt!
If your local NPR station doesn't carry TOTN, you can always hear the program on the Web or on HD Radio. And if you are a subscriber to XM/Sirius radio, you can find the show there as well (siriusly).