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July 21, 2014

11:04
A.M.

The Fix Live

Total Responses: 76

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Host: Chris Cillizza

Chris Cillizza

Chris Cillizza is the managing editor of PostPolitics and he writes "The Fix," a politics blog for The Washington Post. He also covers the White House for the newspaper and website. Chris has appeared as a guest on NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and CNN to talk politics. He lives in Virginia with his wife and sons.

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Q.

Chris Cillizza :

Good morning everyone! Sorry the Friday chat blew up. I think the Internet broke.

But, I am back and reinvigorated for the week.  Awaiting Obama's statement on Ukraine and pondering whether Prince is underrrated, overrated or properly rated.

Let's do this.

Q.

Worst Week

Guess the Worst Week went to the chat software last week.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

That and the FDA/CDC for playing fast and loose with deadly pathogens.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/who-had-the-worst-week-in-washington-the-fda-and-the-cdc-for-freaking-us-all-out/2014/07/18/326acd16-0dfa-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html

 

– July 21, 2014 11:05 AM
Q.

2016 V.P.

Who is more likely to be Clinton's V.P. choice--Julian Castro or Deval Patrick?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Castro I think.

– July 21, 2014 11:05 AM
Q.

Immigration

Found your article interesting about how what is going on at the border could change the electorate on the immigration issue. John Lewis making statements that our doors are open to anyone and everyone can't help when it looks like their is no order in the process.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I am not sure what's happening at the border changes all that much politically by itself.

I do think though that it adds to a general sense of chaos domestically and abroad that makes people wonder about President Obama's ability to do the job.

He was already struggling on the competence question before any of this -- the border crisis, the Malaysian plane, the Israel vs Hames battle -- broke out.

– July 21, 2014 11:07 AM
Q.

Cleveland GOP Convention

Good Choice, or another "Mistake by the Lake"
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I say good choice.  I can't wait to go the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Never been!

– July 21, 2014 11:07 AM
Q.

Christie Bounce

Though, quite frankly the prospect terrifies me, I have been fascinated by what looks to me like Chris Christie's inexorable march to the nomination, if not the White House. In his interview with John Harwood he showed the charm, wit and humor that feels like it will blow the other Republican challengers away like leaves before the blower. Do you think he's past the bridge and the skyway?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

What Christie has over everyone else in the GOP field (and Hillary Clinton) is massive amounts of charisma and personality.

The problem for him is that conservatives already have doubts about whether he is conservative enough for him. In NBC/Marist polls last week, he had the highest unfavorable ratings of any Republican presidential candidate.

So, I don't think he is on a march to the nomination or the White House just yet. But I also think you can't count someone out who is as good on his feet as Christie.

– July 21, 2014 11:09 AM
Q.

no more extended absences!

when The Fix is taken to an undisclosed location, where is that?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Fire Island! My parents own a house out there.

And, I promise, I will never take another day off. You have my word.

– July 21, 2014 11:10 AM
Q.

Politicizing of MH17

Hey Fix - several #Tcot-types quickly jumped on POTUS for lacking leadership yesterday w/ poor word choice and hesitance to comment. What's your take, and didn't "W" show similar restraint with certain disasters?
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Chris Cillizza :

This is one of our leftover questions from Friday. Philip Bump wrote a piece about the conservative critique of Obama on Ukraine -- comparing him unfavorably to Reagan.  Read that here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/18/the-tricky-game-of-playing-politics-in-the-wake-of-a-tragedy/

With Obama about to speak (he was scheduled for 10:50), I think the White House is pushing hard for him to be very public on all of this -- and probably pretty harsh about russian involvement too.

– July 21, 2014 11:12 AM
Q.

Ted Cruz

I hear he's spending a lot of time in Iowa "Fundraising" for Gov. Branstead. I put it in quotes because if there's one politician who doesn't need fundraising help, it's a guy who's been elected Governor 5 times. So is his 2016 Presidential speeches getting any traction in the Hawwkeye State?
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Chris Cillizza :

Ted Cruz is running for president. I would be STUNNED if that previous sentence isn't true.

– July 21, 2014 11:13 AM
Q.

The usual Starter

Where are you at? What are you listening to? What are you drinking? And how checkered is your shirt?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Shirt checkering: 9 out of 110.

Coffee: Soy chai tea latte

Listening to: Birds chirping out side the White House while I wait for Obama to speak

Location: The nerve center of FixWorld.

– July 21, 2014 11:14 AM
Q.

GA Runoff

My guess is Kingston pulls it out, he is just more likeable and a better campaigner. Agree or not?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

My guess too. 

– July 21, 2014 11:14 AM
Q.

Todd Aiken

Is this guy for real? Why would he put out a book a couple of years after he failed so miserably?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Yes, he is for real.

– July 21, 2014 11:14 AM
Q.

Mess in Mississippi

Chris, do you think there's any 'there there' in the Chris McDaniel//Thad Cochran brouhaha, other than McDaniel having proved for the world that he's a heavyweight sore loser?
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Chris Cillizza :

Well, he's done that in spades.

Read this: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/17/what-exactly-is-chris-mcdaniel-doing/

– July 21, 2014 11:14 AM
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Senate control

How amazing, from a political junkie perspective, would it be if control of the Senate came down to Georgia and Louisiana, and we wouldn't know the fate until January? Did you know Georgia has a similar law to Louisiana? If the candidate doesn't get above 50%, there is a runoff? While Louisiana's is in December, Georgia's isn't until January!!! Not healthy for our democracy, but an amazing situation for a political junkie.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Oh, I am WELL aware of the runoff rules ;)

If control of the Senate comes down to the Louisiana runoff, that's the worst possible news for Mary Landrieu. Hard to see how she wins in a scenario like that. If control is decided -- either way -- before a runoff, she's got a shot.

– July 21, 2014 11:15 AM
Q.

Monday Chat?

This feels completely odd.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I know...for me too.  But, I will do two chats this week. That's win or a loss -- depending on what you think of me.

– July 21, 2014 11:16 AM
Q.

Monday, Monday

Seeing your chat keeps making think it's Friday. Ug.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Sounds like someone has the case of the Mondays.

– July 21, 2014 11:17 AM
Q.

86%

I understand that everyone wants to be Nate Silver, but what do you think of the recent report that Republicans have an 86% chance of capturing the Senate. That just strikes me as way way too high, especially when you look at the polls and see that enough Democrats are leading their races (albeit narrowly) to keep the Senate. How can someone predict that their is an 86% chance that some of those races will flip?
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Chris Cillizza :

The 86% prediction is the result of a model built by GW's John Sides and two other political scientists. He explains how they got to it here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/07/17/the-election-lab-midterm-forecast-explained/

And here's my take on it: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/15/our-election-model-says-republicans-have-an-86-percent-chance-of-winning-the-senate-heres-why-that-might-be-wrong/

– July 21, 2014 11:18 AM
Q.

2016 Republican Nominee

I'm a firm believer that Jeb Bush will eventually win the nomination. I can' t see the big donors getting behind Rand Paul or Santorum. Does Christie (or anyone else) have a chance?
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Chris Cillizza :

Funny, I am becoming more convinced that if he runs, it's not so easy for him to win. On two major issues for the GOP base -- Common Core and immigration -- Bush is not in agreement with the base.

Could he overcome that? Sure. But it won't be a cakewalk.

– July 21, 2014 11:20 AM
Q.

Fix Aaron

Does Fix Aaron have the power to make the Internet break?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Yes. He is like that woman in that new movie: he uses like 75% of his brain.

– July 21, 2014 11:21 AM
Q.

Chris Cillizza :

"What exactly are they trying to hide?" -- President Obama on Russian-backed separatists.

Q.

Over-rated, Under-rated, or Properly-Rated?

He's got a good swing and has a good amount of homers in his carreer. I think Prince Fielder is properly-rated.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Booooo!

But, creative.

– July 21, 2014 11:21 AM
Q.

Al Gore

Any thoughts on Al Gore giving it a go in 2016? His answer to this question during recent interviews is surprisingly open-minded.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Um, no.

– July 21, 2014 11:21 AM
Q.

The Fixes

Is it me, or is Jamie Fix starting to get more posts than Aaron Fix these days?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Oh, snap!

One piece of news: We are adding TWO more Fixers in the near future. H-U-G-E.

– July 21, 2014 11:22 AM
Q.

Contrasting styles

It's interesting that you and Boswell are going head-to-head this morning. Your chats styles could not be more different -- 75 10-word answers to per chat versus six novellas.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I write in prose, he writes in poetry.

– July 21, 2014 11:22 AM
Q.

If its Monday, there should be an election tomorrow

Who's up for a Primary this week? When does Hawai'i go?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Big one is the GA Senate runoff between Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Winner faces Michelle Nunn in the fall.

– July 21, 2014 11:23 AM
Q.

We will allow you a day off!

Out of the goodness of our hearts, we posters will grant one to you on November 9, 2016.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Fair.

– July 21, 2014 11:23 AM
Q.

A boring election year

I can't get excited about November election. Is it just me or is this a bad vintage year in politics? Could you give me 3 reasons why I shouldn't just start waiting for 2016.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

1. Control of the Senate is at stake.

2. BIG state governorships -- Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio -- are up.

3. Two words: Chris Cillizza

– July 21, 2014 11:25 AM
Q.

World Cup 2018

Any chance FIFA will take it away from Putin? If assigned to cover it, would you go?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Yes and yes.

How amazing would it be if Russia lost the 2018 World Cup and Qatar lost the 2022 version.

– July 21, 2014 11:26 AM
Q.

Mr Tony

What have you done with him? I'm actually doing work from 10-noon. Not acceptable.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

He's off for the summer. And I miss him too.

– July 21, 2014 11:27 AM
Q.

Michelle Nunn

I'm seeing polling that she actually has a shot. Is this true?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

A shot? Yes.

I am still skeptical the numbers add up; for any Democrat in a midterm in Georgia. but she is raising an incredible amount of money and getting good reviews on the campaign trail.

– July 21, 2014 11:28 AM
Q.

Primary Blues

Next act for Eric Cantor? Run for VA Gov, try to get back to the House in 2 years, or enjoy the life of a lobbyist?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Option 3, for the time being. Read this: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/magazine/eric-cantor-is-on-the-market.html?_r=0

– July 21, 2014 11:28 AM
Q.

The Job Index

What is his current chance of running in 2016? From 100 being a Guiness Certainty to 0 being generic lite beer
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Um, who are we talking about here?

– July 21, 2014 11:28 AM
Q.

Weird Al and Prince

Apparently Al Yankovic once got a letter from Prince's lawyers that he was not to make eye contact with him. I feel the same way about you Chris.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

All new Fix Hires are briefed by Aaron with a few simple rules:

1. Do not make eye contact with the Fix

2. If you make eye contact, look down and immediately run from the room.

3.  Do not speak to the Fix unless spoken to.

Totally reasonable, right?

– July 21, 2014 11:29 AM
Q.

MS senate

Ignoring for a moment how McDaniel has gone about this - if it does turn out that there are thousands of votes that shouldn't have been cast in the R primary and there were enough to affect the result, then how does the SOS/GOP deal with it? If 10,000 people voted illegally, that seems to be kind of a big deal
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I am VERY skeptical there are any close to that number.

As for if there were, I am not sure. The Secretary of State has already certified the election.

I assume it would be up to a judge to decide what to do.

– July 21, 2014 11:30 AM
Q.

Senate Scenario 3

It comes out 50-50 but either Angus King or Joe Manchin switch sides!
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Uh-mazing.

– July 21, 2014 11:30 AM
Q.

Admit it.

You miss Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I do.  Who doesn't?

– July 21, 2014 11:30 AM
Q.

Mondays

My orange tabby wants lasagna!
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Garfield. So, so terrible.

– July 21, 2014 11:30 AM
Q.

ia sen

Joni Ernst is even or better bet at this point right? Braley's campaign has kind of missed its window to define her over the summer, she outraised him last quarter, and he's got the lingering problem of her very positive biography versus his not so positive biography.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I think an even bet, which is amazing given how that race started. Bruce Braley has been "eh" so far this campaign.  Not terribly impressive.

– July 21, 2014 11:31 AM
Q.

86 Percent

Does John Sides' senate model take into account the predilection of (my fellow) Republicans to say tremendously stupid things in front of cameras?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Um, is that a data point that can be measured?

– July 21, 2014 11:31 AM
Q.

86% Chances

I have two words for those who say its impossible: "Duke" and "Lehigh"
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I have two more words: Georgetown and Florida Gulf Coast. Or Georgetown and Ohio. Or Georgetown and Davidson.

Oh, this just got very sad very fast.

– July 21, 2014 11:32 AM
Q.

Not since Dwight Eisenhower

have I seen a non-incumbent with a more direct path to the White House as Hillary Clinton. What are you political journalists going to do to keep yourselves entertained for the next two years?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Oh, I am sure we will think of something.

– July 21, 2014 11:32 AM
Q.

Prince - Overrated

He hasn't put anything good out since he changed his name into a wingding.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Even if I accept that premise, what he put out before he changed his name is UNREAL.

– July 21, 2014 11:33 AM
Q.

since you don't watch the leftovers

did you catch lifetime's "the Lottery" about a world where it's impossible to conceive children? it's on at the same time.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Maybe I should. I can do the Leftovers. I listen to Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan's podcast on it and it seems totally terrible.

Mrs Fix and I are just starting Fargo.

– July 21, 2014 11:34 AM
Q.

Le Bump

He's doing a good job. Keep him.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Yeah, he's good people. Tall drink of water too -- which could help when we form the Fix hoops team.

– July 21, 2014 11:34 AM
Q.

What's happened to the heavyweight division?

I don't even know who the contenders are anymore.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

So....

– July 21, 2014 11:35 AM
Q.

Rock and Roll HOF

Rock and Roll HOF is incredible. Am surprised you haven't been and down the road is the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Going to hit both. PSYCHED. I have been to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, which I loved.

– July 21, 2014 11:35 AM
Q.

Anderson Cooper doesn't age

John Oliver noticed this on his show last night. Could there be a Dorian Grey-typre portrait in his house showing an old Coop with middle East Peace in the background?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

He IS ageless. And that hairline = outstanding.

– July 21, 2014 11:35 AM
Q.

Suarez

What did you think of Suarez leaving Liverpool for Barca?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Probably the right move for Liverpool. Although it's hard to replace one of the 3 best players in the world.

I am interested to see how Barca handles Neymar, Messi and Suarez.

– July 21, 2014 11:36 AM
Q.

2016

Do you think the republican nomination comes to Bush/Rubio vs. Paul?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I think it comes down to Paul and whoever the establishment picks -- probably Rubio, Christie or Scott Walker. Maybe Kasich.

I still don't see Jeb running.

– July 21, 2014 11:36 AM
Q.

Fix Hires

Do you also quote WWE lines when talking to new hires like The Rock and Ric Flair?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

They have to ID who said this: "I live in the biggest house, on the biggest side of town."

Get that wrong and you are dismissed.

– July 21, 2014 11:37 AM
Q.

RIP James Garner

In addition to playing politicos in "The Last Debate" and "My Fellow Americans", he was a proponent of legalized marijuana.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Him and Cypress Hill.

– July 21, 2014 11:37 AM
Q.

Immigration Reform

Fill in the blank: Immigration reform will be signed into law in the year ____
A.
Chris Cillizza :

2017.

Some sort of immigration reform. Not necessarily what the Senate passed.

– July 21, 2014 11:38 AM
Q.

Zim's future

Ryan Zimmerman is the team's future 1st basemen, right? Rendon has to be at 3rd. He's too damn good.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Went to the game yesterday.  Zimmerman CANNOT throw the ball. He missed Rendon on a double play ball at second. I think he needs to start playing more first to get him used to it.

I don't feel good with Zimmerman at 3rd and Soriano as our closer going into the post-season.

– July 21, 2014 11:39 AM
Q.

who has the better chance of winning

michelle nunn or Allison lunderson grimes (not sure if that's her exact name, but I mean the dem nominee in KY).
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I think Grimes by a little. And that's because I can't see how McConnell gets higher than about 52 or 53 percent.

– July 21, 2014 11:39 AM
Q.

Aaron

How soon till Fix Aaron does something like Prince and refers to himself as a symbol instead of a name?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

He already does that internally.

– July 21, 2014 11:39 AM
Q.

CO Races

If a wave does come for Republicans in the fall, do you think using abortion can save the Governor and Senator in the state? Chuck Todd in particular thinks that issue has pushed Colorado blue.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Interesting.

The swing vote in Colorado elections is the Denver suburbs and more specifically women in the Denver suburbs.

There's a reason Cory Gardner reversed himself on personhood a month or so ago. he knows it is very bad for him in that group.

– July 21, 2014 11:40 AM
Q.

Messi

I think he had the Worst Week with that loss on Sunday.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Man, I felt terrible for him. He was tired, quadruple teamed and had to play the final against Ze Germans.

Also, Higuain stinks. Just had to say that.

– July 21, 2014 11:42 AM
Q.

No longer Gov. Moonbeam

In assessing potential Democratic presidential candidates, why no Fix love for Jerry Brown? He's performed a minor miracle in California. He has a personal dislike for the Clintons. He's in good health and about the same age as Biden. Plus, some prominent folks are urging he consider it, but he never makes the Fix line. Why?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

He has said over and over again he doesn't want to run.

But you are right, he does NOT like the CLintons. 

I should probably have him and Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri on there.

– July 21, 2014 11:43 AM
Q.

Deval Patrick

What's next for him?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Not sure. He has opened the door to a presidential bid down the line but won't run against Hillary. And he's not that young.

Check this out: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/18/hillary-clinton-is-going-to-be-the-democratic-nominee-so-why-is-anyone-else-running/

– July 21, 2014 11:44 AM
Q.

Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz

Who is winning the hearts of the Tea Partiers?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Prob Ted Cruz. But the libertarian wing of the GOP is alL Rand all the time.

– July 21, 2014 11:44 AM
Q.

Pundit the Perry

I'm not seeing the fire in his belly. Is he being pushed into 2016 by his wife?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I think he is embarrassed by how badly he ran in 2012 and wants to run again to show people he can do it.

That said, there's that old phrase about first impressions and never getting second chances to make them,

– July 21, 2014 11:45 AM
Q.

World Cup Final

Where was the Fix?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

With Fix fam...and then playing hoops. (I watched some of in on tape.)

– July 21, 2014 11:45 AM
Q.

Leader of the Pack

It looks to me like John Boehner is pretty secure in his job now. Who'da thunk it?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I STILL don't see how he has the votes to avoid a second ballot.

But, if Republicans pick up seats in November, it's also hard to see them running him out on a rail as Speaker.

– July 21, 2014 11:45 AM
Q.

Kissing Congressman McAuliffe

If he was in any state other than Louisiana, I would say his off-again, on-again campaign was toast. What do the polls say?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Um, its Congressman McAllister!

And, yes, Louisiana has a somewhat laissez faire attitude about this sort of stuff that might allow him to win again. heck, Edwin Edwards is running for Congress in Louisiana this year!

– July 21, 2014 11:46 AM
Q.

"We're on to Fargo"

Have you done your "Orphan Black" yet? You may not advance to Fargo before you see the Cone Dance Club.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Oh yeah.  Finished second season two weeks ago. I LOVE that show.

– July 21, 2014 11:47 AM
Q.

Oregon Senate Race

How are things looking in the Beaver State?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Merkley clearly favored. Wehby wins if there is a national wave for Republicans.

– July 21, 2014 11:47 AM
Q.

Martha Coakley

is apparently tied with Charles Baker in Massachusetts. Is she just a bad candidate?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

She's not great. But, she is still the favorite there. This is Massachusetts.

– July 21, 2014 11:48 AM
Q.

Dairy State Showdown

How is Walker doing in his re-election bid?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Ahead but not by a ton. 

– July 21, 2014 11:48 AM
Q.

Fla Governor

Rick Scott has been making some missteps lately. Is it showing in the polls?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

He's been behind former Gov. Charlie Crist for months now.

– July 21, 2014 11:48 AM
Q.

The Rock

Did you catch the photo of The Rock with the fanny pack. Utterly hilarious.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Yes. SO GOOD.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-1990s_n_5591053.html

– July 21, 2014 11:49 AM
Q.

Ohio: 50% more Battleground-y

Do you think it's possible the Dems will put their 2016 convention in Columbus now that the GOP announced Cleveland? I would love to see back-to-back conventions in Ohio, complete with awkward chance meetings at the airports.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I think they might.  But remember the GOP convention is going to be REALLY early -0- like early June. not clear if Dems will move their convention way up too or not.

– July 21, 2014 11:49 AM
Q.

Deficit and National Debt

I love the WP piece on the deficit and debt. Is it just a political tool at this point? I do miss Fox's creativity with the debt clock.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

YES! Read: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/07/19/whatever-happened-to-the-deficit/

– July 21, 2014 11:50 AM
Q.

Fixes vs. Fixers

I prefer the former, since you are giving us political junkies oout mornign Fix.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Fixes. Ok. Done.

– July 21, 2014 11:50 AM
Q.

World Cup Final

What did you think of the World Cup final? Germany was the best team and deserved the title.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Ze Germans deserved to win. They played terrifically.

– July 21, 2014 11:50 AM
Q.

2016 GOP field

Most interesting and undertalked about question: Who do you see as the first major 2016 contender who will drop out of the race?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Someone with relatively high expectations who has a political future to preserve.

– July 21, 2014 11:51 AM
Q.

scott brown

how many more times can he forget which state he's in before people get offended?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

He's not been a good candidate. Period.

– July 21, 2014 11:51 AM
Q.

There's a Clubber Lang doll available on ebay.

I just thought you should know.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Not for long...

– July 21, 2014 11:52 AM
Q.

Name of the Year Contest

Only the Fix can handle this. I was in Maine last week for vacation and came across the name of Plato Truman, who ran for Senate in 1994 and has evidently been a gadfly in the state for a long time (with a name like that, how can you be anything other than a gadfly?). Reading this sparked two ideas in my head. One, Plato Truman is a really, really amazing name. And two, having been familiar with http://www.nameoftheyear.com/, which is an amazing website (you need to spend time on it), I thought of you. Could the Fix do a bracket to determine the greatest names in politics ever? Could be candidates, former congressmen, current pollsters, whoever - just the best name of real people, don't care about their politics, just their name. If anyone could pull it off, it's you. Help us Obi-Fix, you're our only hope! (And if you can't run the contest, can you think of a better name in politics than Plato Truman?).
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Yes, yes we can.

– July 21, 2014 11:52 AM
Q.

Chris Cillizza :

Ok, folks. That's it for today. But, I WILL be back on Friday at the usual time (11 am) for even more question and answer.

See you then!

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