In a specific discussion on Friday’s Battleground State Report with Michael Patrick Leahy and Doug Kellett – a one-hour radio show from Star News Digital Media in the early stages of national weekend syndication roll out – Leahy and Kellett discussed the potential that all states could become battleground states. They explained that states now seemed divided by urban versus country, suburban versus rural, and also female versus male.
Towards the middle of the hour, Leahy and Kellett discussed Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s debate comment from last week in Westerville, Ohio where he stated that a Democratic Presidential win would create a more divided America. Leahy commented saying, ‘Pick a side. Pick the tribe. Are you with the lefty tribe or the constitutional tribe? Because it looks like a battle is coming no matter where you are.’
Leahy: We define Battleground states as those 17 states who’s outcome in the 2020 presidential election is unknown. They could go either way. And of course famously, the big battleground states, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and the 46 electoral college votes there. 100,000 votes difference. Those votes go to Hillary Clinton.
And we’re talking President Clinton. And mercifully we’re not. I want to throw this out to you in terms of envisioning battleground states. And maybe, maybe it’s just the case that those 17 states are battleground states for the electoral college.
Is it the case now that all 50 states are battleground states. Battlegrounds between constitution conservatives, Trump supporters and left-wing lunatic democrats. Is every state a battleground now?
Kellett: I don’t think technically. But I guess yes, it always is if you’re going to put it in the perspective of different competing views going on. I don’t think every state is in play. If that’s what we describe as a battleground state.
Leahy: No. Every state is not in play. I’m looking at it a little differently. Maybe I’m saying this wrong. Every state has polarized communities that hate each other.
Kellett: Oh absolutely yeah.
Leahy: And it’s getting worse.
Kellett: And the margins are different. Well, we have a divided country. Do we not? And I think it’s more divided since the days of Bill Clinton. I think the impeachment of Bill Clinton started these lines. We haven’t seen red and blue states in sort of the election. That wasn’t the way it always was when it came to election night.
Yeah, I think we do see that. It’s almost like an urban versus country environment. Suburban versus rural. There are all kinds of divides. Male versus female now in a lot of cases here.
Leahy: Pick a side. Pick the tribe. Are you with the lefty tribe or the constitutional tribe? Because it looks like a battle is coming no matter where you are. I don’t see it getting better. Interestingly enough in the debate, did you catch this? Pete Buttigieg. I don’t know if you know this, but he’s gay.
Kellett: I guessed that. From some of his comments.
Leahy: And he’s married to a man. I don’t know if you knew that.
Leahy: Anyways, ole Pete, he said one thing that was very interesting and not a lot of people picked up on it. I think he said at the debate this past week in Westerville, Ohio. He said if a Democrat wins the presidency this country will be more divided than ever. How about that?
Leahy: Do you agree with that?
Kellett: If a Democrat were to win?
Leahy: Yes. That’s what he said.
Kellett: More divided than ever. (Sighs) Boy, that’s a high threshold that we’re putting here. I think it will be divided whoever wins. Honestly, if Donald Trump wins, the division I can’t say it would be worse than now, don’t know that it would be worse but it certainly would be there.
If a Democrat wins, yes. It’s going to be bad as far as division. But would it be worse than the current division? I don’t know. I’ve got to hedge my bets on that one Mike. Maybe at least as bad. Maybe a bit worse.
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