Friday was spent trudging through unplowed or barely plowed Manhattan streets to move from studio to studio to plug The Happiest Life. The Blaze TV’s Andrew Wilkow was a new and welcome meet on the media rounds and his show deserves your taking a look every day. Glenn Beck’s strategy of hiring young and smart conservatives –I ran into the Free Beacon’s Ellison Barber and once (and future?) Minnesota Senate candidate and war vet Pete Hegseth preparing for The Real News as I was coming and going– is a genuine challenge to the traditional model of broadcast.
The good news is that no traffic blocked my trip out to CNBC studios for an hour with the wonderful Larry Kudlow, among the most welcoming folks you will ever meet on a television set, as well as a superb interviewer (and Larry’s skills set in that department is remarked upon in The Happiest Life.) The subjects of Friday’s debate will be featured in my Monday column for the Washington Examiner, as will their tie-in to new New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio out-of-left-field (far-left-field, really) attack on the “far right” and “trickle down economics” in his inaugural address this week. Here’s a small clip of the show.
Sadly I got back from Jersey in time to see most of the wild Orange Bowl and the sad ending to a great game. Twitter friends reminded me of the result, oh, about a thousand times, but Urban Nation is 24-2 over two years which is just the warm up to the opening of the real era of real championships in college football.
Now to Kennedy and hoped-for on time take-off. NYC is a great place for a week or two, and there is no better place to launch a book, but time to flee for the sun and the warmth. If you haven’t picked up your copies of The Happiest Life yet, this is a great weekend on which to replace your new year’s resolutions that have already failed or supplement those that are working.