Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

It’s social-con Sunday on the morning shows as Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal each get some camera time in front of a national audience. Huckabee will be on “Meet the Press” to take some exciting new questions about what his problem is with Beyonce and explain how he got the idea that the Supreme Court’s gay-marriage decision requires ratification by state legislatures. Santorum will be on “State of the Union” to unveil his master strategy for winning the nomination against a loaded field after becoming one of the few people to lose an election to Mitt Romney in 2012. And Jindal will be on “This Week” to elaborate on his comments about Muslim “no-go zones” in Europe, a shrewd bit of branding by a guy who may struggle to get voters’ attention otherwise. By taking up that debate against a skeptical media, he’s showing cable-news-watching hawks and social conservatives that he’s a man they can trust on core issues. Maybe that’ll put him on Iowa’s radar.

Elsewhere, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough will appear on all five Sunday shows to talk up Barack Obama’s ingenious new plan to punish middle-class parents who are trying to save for college for their kids. The full line-up is at the AP.

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Jazz Shaw 1:01 PM on April 01, 2023