Paul Waldman: author of four books on media and politics. His latest is called â€œFree Ride: John McCain and the Mediaâ€. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects at Media Matters for America. He is also a columnist for The American Prospect. You can read his blog at paulwaldman.blogspot.com.
Bruce Raynor: is the General President of UNITE HERE, the union representing nearly half a million workers in the hospitality, gaming, apparel, textile, retail, distribution and laundry industries in North America.
Rob Richie: is the executive director of FairVote, a non-profit organization that researches and advocates election reforms that increase voter turnout, accountable governance and fair representation, such as instant runoff voting and the National Popular Vote plan.
Dahr Jamail: is an award-winning freelance journalist. His reporting from Iraq has earned him numerous awards, including the prestigious 2008 Martha Gellhorn Award for Journalism, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, and four Project Censored awards.
Lt. Gov John Garamendi: 46th Lieutenant Governor of California. He brings to the office 32 years of public service.