The Conversation, Episode 2 – There Hugo Again

As any of the useless apparatchiks of the Mass GOP would glibly tell you, John Hugo’s campaign to replace the 5th congressional district’s Congresswoman Kathrine Clark looks like a lost cause. For frame of reference: Not one of the 24 municipalities in the 5th district went to Trump, and in most of them he didn’t even come close. In Cambridge, Hillary took a mind-boggling 89% of the votes. If any of this discourages Mr. Hugo, he isn’t showing it.

Rather, he’s modeling, with patience and aplomb, the concept I was trying to put across back in 2016 when I wrote that “if the political reality in Massachusetts is that we’re going to lose elections, we at least need to use the process to start attracting people to our side.” In an environment where the prevailing wisdom of our ostensible advocates is to eschew uphill battles and cuck on all the controversial issues, it’s exciting to see that there’re yet guys like John Hugo on the political frontlines.

We cover a lot of ground in this interview, from crypto currencies, to our impending debt crisis, to the weaponization of sexual misconduct allegations. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed recording it.

Who should I interview next? What should I be improving? Is this intro music better or worse? Let me know in the comments.

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