Here is the video of the 2/21/10 Don Lemon CNN segment on independents and broken government that included a panel I was on with historian and independent voter analyist Omar Ali, and Nicole Kurokawa of the Cato Institute, an independent analyst. The subjects: independent voter reaction to broken government, gridlock and political gamesmanship.
(Personal vanity note: They say television can add 10 to 20 lbs. I’m 142 lbs, five foot one. I actually look as I appear in the photo next to my byline above. To those who know me, its as if the camera has “photoshopped” me into the “before” photo of a Jenny Craig ad.)
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.