Politinerds: Matt K. Lewis On ‘Too Dumb To Fail’
Our guest on this weeks episode of Politinerds was Matt Lewis, senior Contributor at The Daily Caller, who we previously interviewed back in June of last year. Matt is back because he’s the author of the recently released book “Too Dumb To Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots).” In this edition of the podcast, Matt, Jazz, and I discuss the central premise of Matt’s book, the extent to which American conservatism has devolved into a movement that appeals to the lowest-common denominator and rejects intellectualism in favor of emotion. We also discuss how conservatives got to this point and how it explains the rise of political forces such as Donald Trump, and a movement seemingly more committed to purity than winning elections or accomplishing anything.
Given the ongoing fight for the GOP nomination, this was a very timely discussion that should interest people on both sides of the aisle.