What You Need to Know about is my new coinage: ‘the one-term presidency of the modern era.’ There is no chance we are going to have another two-term President back-to-back. The incentive for the narrative machine is to promote constant crisis, drama, and negative energy, which quickly shifts the political winds throughout the four years. Mike Benz of the Foundation for Freedom Online posted on X this week on how the narrative beats facts, but vibes can beat the narrative. Vibes, the energy of how you do things, can sway an election. Trump had the vibe in 2016, but in 2020 his vibe was on the defensive. The vibe/energy has swung once again, and now Biden is losing grip on the political vibe of the nation.
Steve Goreham, Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of four books on energy, climate change, and sustainable development, joins Ed to discuss his most recent book, Green Breakdown: The Coming Renewable Energy Failure. Steve destroys the fantasy of net-zero emissions and dismantles the hope of widespread electric vehicles. Learn more at stevegoreham.com.
Dr. Louis Perron, author of Beat the Incumbent: Proven Strategies and Tactics to Win Elections, joins Ed to discuss the important lessons that can be gained from election losses. Ed and Dr. Perron also discuss the way that messaging through technology has impacted the way elections work, as well as the populist moment occurring in the United States and Europe.
Wrap Up: The man who leaked Trump’s tax returns received the maximum sentence for his crime: 5 years. Some may say that this is a sign that the system is working, and they are right! Our justice system is working here, and it should be celebrated! But it doesn’t mean that the entire justice system is working. There is still work to be done.