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Party Politics

Former Obama Speechwriter Jon Lovett Discusses Political Climate Going Into 2020

He also analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the major Presidential candidates.

Jon Favreau, left, and Jon Lovett participate in the “Pod Save America” panel during the HBO Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.


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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer are joined by a very special guest and "celebrated raconteur"! Former Obama speechwriter and Pod Save America host Jon Lovett discusses his take on the political climate going into the 2020 Presidential Election, and the strengths and weaknesses of the major Presidential candidates.

Ahead of his live Houston show, Lovett shares his views on Texas politics, how humor continues to play a role in the political world, and much more!

Make sure to check out his podcast Lovett or Leave It, and get tickets to his live show in Houston on May 2.


  • 2020 Presidential Election and the Democratic Primary
  • Strengths and weaknesses of major candidates
  • Jon Lovett's views on where the primary electorate is
  • Joe Biden taking on Trump in the 2020 election
  • Texas turning "purple" after 2018 Midterms and how it will impact the 2020 election
  • The return of the Republican turnout machine
  • Humor and politics
  • 1600 Penn & the Obama Administration
  • Partisan new media
  • Cable, podcasts, video casts, etc., influencing partisanship?

You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email Party Politics is produced by Sophie Moll, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al' Ortiz.

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