Illinois Primary Results and Americans Elect

Illinois Primary Results and Americans Elect

Diane and her guests discuss the results of the Illinois GOP primary and a push from a group called Americans Elect to create a nonpartisan ticket on the ballot in November.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's decisive victory in the Illinois primary puts him closer to the number of delegates needed to win the Republican presidential nomination. He argues that he is better prepared than his opponents to take on President Obama in the general election. A new group called Americans Elect is trying to bypass the primaries altogether. They are turning to the Internet to choose a bipartisan ticket as a third alternative on the ballot in November. Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute, John Farrell of the National Journal and Andrew Romano of Newsweek/Daily Beast join Diane to discuss the race. Governor Christine Todd Whitman calls in to talk about Americans Elect and her role on its board of directors.

Guests

Norman Ornstein

resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and coauthor with Thomas Mann of "It's Even Worse Than It Looks" (May 2012)

Christine Todd Whitman

co-chair, Republican Leadership Council - a group that supports fiscally conservative, socially tolerant candidates;
former EPA Administrator (2001-03); former governor of New Jersey (1994-2001)

Andrew Romano

senior writer, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

John Farrell

congressional correspondent, National Journal,author of "Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned" (2011).

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