Ahmadinejad Woos Voters with Potatoes

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Iran's President is up for re-election two weeks from today, and the world is waiting for possible changes in nuclear policy. Iranian voters have other concerns and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is addressing them. While President Herbert Hoover famously offered “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage,” the Ahmadinejad regime is handing out 400,000 tons of potatoes. His opponents accuse him of bribing the poor. Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, is in Tehran to cover the elections.

Credits

Guest:
Borzou Daragahi - BuzzFeed News - @borzou

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton, Rebecca Mooney