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While Peter Schorsch holds many titles — blogger, consultant and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, the most influential political website in the Sunshine State — the one which he’s proudest is “husband and father.” That’s what makes his new podcast so exciting: Peter’s co-host, a woman every bit as accomplished as he is — his wife, Michelle Todd Schorsch. “He Said, She Said” has Peter and Michelle — previously a respected political consultant, now the CEO of the bustling Schorsch household — discussing the driving topics of the day, especially how politics really goes down in Florida. But the political talk is just a jumping off point to a wide-range of subject matter, from the latest in pop culture to some very strong opinions on family life and parenting. Listen in to hear how one political couple balances it all.

06/25/2019 | Episode 018 | 1:59:42

He Said, She Said: #BourdainDay; New 2020 St. Pete Poll results are in; Rep. Blaise Ingoglia talks Florida GOP; Barcelona rec's from Gus Corbella

#BourdainDay, New 2020 St. Pete Poll results are in, Rep. Blaise Ingoglia talks Florida GOP; Barcelona recs from Gus Corbella

On this episode of He Said, She Said, Michelle and Peter commemorate #BourdainDay with Tallahassee lobbyist Gus Corbella. He shares insider wisdom on Barcelona's must-sees and must-eats for the Schorsches' upcoming trip. They welcome Rep. Blaise Ingoglia to make a case against open primaries and talk about how it feels to take off the state GOP's chairman hat. He breaks down the recent GOP controversies and the unintended consequences of governing deep-red districts.

Key Insights

  • After three full episodes filled with Democrats, on this episode of He Said, She Said, Michelle and Peter get back to their Republican pals.
  • Today's guests: Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, Tallahassee lobbyist Gus Corbella.
  • Michelle and Peter recap St. Pete Pride and how much it has grown over the years. They share their favorite moments, including Kriseman's parade dance and Charlie Crist in his signature red Mustang convertible.
  • Fresh St. Pete polling numbers for 2020 Dems, just ahead of first debates: Joe Biden - 47%, Elizabeth Warren - 12%, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg - 8.4%, Bernie Sanders - 8%.
  • Michelle and Peter discuss biggest challenges for candidates in slots 4-7; Kamala Harris on the ballot in November 2020.
  • Poll: Electability or shared political values? Fifty-six percent of voters said electability was most important.
  • Rep. Blaise Ingoglia of Hernando County joins the podcast to talk about the 2019 Legislative Session, some big wins of the session, and letting go of party chairmanship.
  • Ingoglia talks about biting his tongue as party chairman, staying out of the fray and a specific incident involving Mitt Romney and Donald Trump.
  • Ingoglia explains the popularity of Trump and DeSantis, and how that bodes for Trump in 2020.
  • Lack of empathy and poor media training: Ingoglia explains how some members of the GOP like Rep. Mike Hill and Rep. Anthony Sabatini have made such major missteps.
  • Ingoglia: "One of the byproducts of having such red districts is that people think they can communicate in a vacuum, and that's just not the case. When you're an elected official, you are representing your district but whenever you open your mouth you are a de facto spokesperson for the Republican Party."
  • On open primaries: "One of the problems that you have in states with open primaries is that there's really no difference between the candidates. They all merge into the same lane because they're competing for a different pool of voters – an expanded yet narrower pool of voters."
  • Peter and Blaise go deep on professional poker and how the game has changed since Peter stopped playing.
  • Michelle recaps the Southern Charm entanglements with former Florida legislators, Peter talks Documentary Now!, Barry and Good Omens
  • Tallahassee lobbyist Gus Corbella joins the podcast to talk about #BourdainDay, to share wisdom on the best things to see in Barcelona, and talk about when the world started to take note of Spain.
  • Corbella makes a case against European socialism and explains the unfortunate decline of the Tallahassee food scene.
  • Head over to the He Said, She Said Facebook page and let Peter and Michelle know what you want to hear about in the long-awaited Disney Cruise podcast.
  • On #BourdainDay, Peter asks listeners to remember Anthony Bourdain committed suicide and to ask for help if needed. Michelle implores listeners to check in on friends.

 

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While Peter Schorsch holds many titles — blogger, consultant and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, the most influential political website in the Sunshine State — the one of which he’s proudest is “husband and father.” That’s what makes his new podcast so exciting. Peter’s co-host is a woman every bit as accomplished as he is: his wife, Michelle Todd Schorsch. “He Said, She Said” has Peter and Michelle — previously a respected political consultant, now the CEO of the bustling Schorsch household — discussing the driving topics of the day, especially how politics really goes down in Florida. 


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