I was struck this morning by how surprised our guests, and other Iran experts, have been by the passion over Iran's Presidential election. In this age of hyper-analysis of every international political trend, it's refreshing that observers can be caught off guard. In hindsight, we can see all the factors that have led to what's essentially a referendum on President Ahmadinejad. It's good to know that human behavior isn't completely predictable.
Thanks to the support of generous "AirTalk" listeners we had another stellar, though nail biting, morning of fundraising. I appreciate all our members, including those who've offered the large challenges that have encouraged so many listeners to give. Though this is an extremely tough economy, KPCC listeners are coming up big during this short fiscal year-end drive. Thanks!