President Obama and former Vice President Cheney offered up some high political drama today with what have quickly been dubbed "dueling speeches." (Obama transcript; Cheney transcript.) Last week we looked at Cheney's very public challenges to Obama, with guests Bart Gellman of The Washington Post, Jane Mayer of The New Yorker, and columnist Mona Charen. If you missed it, it's an hour that's still worth a listen, if you're interested in the high-stakes spectacle of Cheney v. Obama.
Here are highlights of today's speeches (from Politico):We'll be sure to talk about the substance and politics of the speeches in tomorrow's news roundtable, with the Financial Times' Chrystia Freeland, Politico's Gebe Martinez, and Jack Beatty. Hope you'll join us, and share your thoughts.
This program aired on May 21, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.