June 03 2008 show notes


  • Show live from New York City.

  • Hillary is to acknowledge that Obama has the delegates tonight. But will she concede?

  • It has been a historic race. We should honor Hillary.

  • Guest: Sheila O'Connor-Ambrose, fellow, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI). Gay marriage...Is true marriage by definition and by history only one man and one woman?

  • Guest: John Berlau, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Competitive Enterprise Institute. Should the government have a fingerprint registry and should corporations have access to it?

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


Tuesday 03 June '08 show




  • Show live from New York City.
  • Hillary is to acknowledge that Obama has the delegates tonight.
  • It's the loser who is most important.
  • Article: AP: Clinton will concede tonight.
  • It's not the big story, which is how will they and their surrogates comport themselves, particularly their most outspoken ones. Hillary supporter emails are getting more vitriolic. Hillary will be the one to heal. Hillary has told people to hand in expenses, offered a plane ticket to home or to the New York party.

    The 5 stages of grief:

    - denial
    - anger
    - bargaining
    - depression
    - acceptance

    There are people who are very committed to her. Personally she is a better politician than her husband. Bill campaigned as a progressive. Some say Kerry threw in the towel because he thought he could win in 2008, Thom spent several shows afterwards doing grief counseling.
  • Bumper Music: That's What I Like About You, the Kinks.
  • From the chat room: "Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is

Trump Goes Full Authoritarian Dictator

Thom plus logo What we saw last night was the dictator's playbook.

Tell violent white supremacist racists to "stand by" and encourage them to show up at polling places to intimidate voters.

Bully, bluster and threaten like Mussolini did, promoting your brand as "tough guy" when in fact you're a lazy coward.
From Screwed:
"Once again, Thom Hartmann hits the bull’s eye with a much needed exposé of the so-called ‘free market.’ Anyone concerned about the future of our nation needs to read Screwed now."
Michael Toms, Founding President, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network and author of A Time For Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann seeks out interesting subjects from such disparate outposts of curiosity that you have to wonder whether or not he uncovered them or they selected him."
Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, producer, and environmental activist
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen