What made Obama president? His absent father.

Here it is, the timeless formula for great leaders. Good or bad. Thomas Jefferson or Adolf Hitler. But you are not going to like it. Most great figures in history were “mama’s boys” with an absent father. But here is the key. It was not good enough to be absent. The prisons of the worldContinue reading “What made Obama president? His absent father.”

Why Jeb Bush is Running For President? Is it really for George P.?

Okay, let’s get this out of the way. You don’t really believe that the American people are going to elect three out of the last five presidents from the same immediate family do you?  Ain’t gonna happen.  The American people are in a somnolent trance right now.  It hasn’t registered. Yes, it’s true that thereContinue reading “Why Jeb Bush is Running For President? Is it really for George P.?”

Did the Mafia Kill Kennedy?

  Probably not.  But we will have to wait another generation to know for certain because political forces even to this day prevent any objective discussion. As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, controversy still surrounds the work of the Warren Commission, the official government investigation into theContinue reading “Did the Mafia Kill Kennedy?”

The Legacy of George W. Bush

Today, the George W. Bush library will be dedicated and a long list of luminaries will laud the life and legacy of our 43rd president.  I first met the future president in 1986, in Corpus Christi, Texas.  I was an independent businessman at the time, and simultaneously, working for his father as an adviser.  As the hostContinue reading “The Legacy of George W. Bush”

George H.W. Bush: Tweets before Twitter, his personal notes

. The Forty First president, George H. W. Bush, has reissued his book All the Best.  And with the new publication come another trove of personal notes and observations.  These were tweets before twitter.  Here is my take. . What do you think of the notes and personal letters of GHWB? I think the presidents’ notes and lettersContinue reading “George H.W. Bush: Tweets before Twitter, his personal notes”

Almost Presidents: Sons of presidents who almost won the White House themselves

Eight men who might have been president. Everybody knows that there were two sons of presidents who became president themselves.  John Quincy Adams, son of our second president, John Adams, was elected the sixth president of the United States.  And George W. Bush, who was the son of  George Herbert Walker Bush, was elected the 43rd president.  ButContinue reading “Almost Presidents: Sons of presidents who almost won the White House themselves”