If Candidate Confessional had a theme song, it might be Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time." Each episode features a failed political candidate reflecting on the moment(s) when his or her election campaign fell off the rails. The show is rich with regret, and chock-full of remorse. Topics include Howard Dean's primal scream in Iowa that spelled the end of his '04 run and the time Tim Pawlenty smugly concluded, "Super PACs? They'll fade away like the morning fog," before Romney outspent him all the way to the Republican nomination. Candidate Confessional's politicians are on the other side of their careers, where voters don't really matter and truth can come out. In one episode, featuring Wendy Davis, who became a household name after she filibustered at the statehouse in Austin, Texas, over women's abortion rights, listeners can hear the disappointment in her voice over the choices she made in her failed run for governor. Politicians can be emotional, after all.