Today’s show opens with one of my occasional visits with Rick Warren, America’s “purpose-driven” pastor. The congregation at Saddleback Community Church has opened a “peace center” to serve those impacted by the recession and Rick will discuss that and everything else that comes up.
In hour two author, screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter Randall Wallace –yes, the man who wrote Braveheart and Mansions of the Lord– joins me to discuss his new and wonderful book, The Touch
In between the pastor and the artist there will be politics, with Brian Wesbury and John Campbell and your calls on what I sense is the rather enormous wall Newt ran into this week. He may try to use a combo of Donald Trump and an old Jedi mind trick to get past the legion of opponents who know him too well, but his best chance is to keep talking, everywhere, all day, which is why he will be welcome on the show at any time, perhaps even in hour two.
Romney’s got problems too, as Politico’s Jonathan Martin details today, but he also has an organization, allies, money and volunteers as well as a growing sense that Newt cannot win the general. Newt has commanding leads in Iowa and South Carolina and Florida, and he has to hold them or be voted off the island like the last few un-Romneys.