Laura Ingraham hosted columnist Dana Milbank.
Milbank said Americans are in a bad mood right now with President Obama as they were with President Bush at the end of his 2nd term. He thinks people feel our political system is so broken that we can't do anything about important issues facing the nation and world. He thinks it is a bipartisan bad mood and that people have given up.
Milbank stated that the notion that race relations would be greatly improved with President Obama was naive and that there is no racial majority in the US as minority populations have grown. Ingraham said average Americans are tired of getting trashed as racist and xenophobes. Ingraham said if the economy was going well, if families were intact, much of the angst would dissipate.
Milbank said President Obama has dipped his toe into the Iraq crisis and pulled it out, but Ingraham predicted further interventions. He wonders if Hillary Clinton had been as forceful in a recent interview on foreign policy, her book would have done better, but that she once again walked things back. Ingraham questioned if the country needs a Jeb Bush - Hillary Clinton race in 2014.