The race for the White House in 2016 is fully underway. The GOP side is entertaining, to say the least. The Democrat side has not, so far, been as colorful, though questions still remain as to who will succeed President Obama in running for the presidency.

We thought it the right time to sit down with a brilliant young political scientist, Thomas Ogorzalek of Northwestern. Joining us on the phone were Genevieve Wood of the Heritage Foundation and Gabby Morrongielo of the Washington Examiner.

A quick moment of note is that we checked in with Natasha Korecki of the Sun Times as Rod Blagojevich had a win in the courtroom, if only a technicality. He still remains in prison.