WAR OF WIVES: INSIDE THE TRUMP-CRUZ FIGHT

In 1988 I received a call from my boss Lee Atwater. He was the campaign manager for presidential candidate, George H.W. Bush, and he had a strange request. “Hey Wead,” Atwater said, “Get the word out. Kitty Dukakis has the clap.” Kitty Dukakis was the wife of our Democrat opponent, Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts. She didContinue reading “WAR OF WIVES: INSIDE THE TRUMP-CRUZ FIGHT”

The attack on Donald Trump’s wife

March 9, 2016 (See Update: War of Wives.) According to the Huffington Post, the Republican establishment, Karl Rove and the top CEO’s of the world met on an island off the coast of Georgia last weekend. A big part of the meeting was dedicated to how to destroy Donald Trump. Let’s hope that the volley leveledContinue reading “The attack on Donald Trump’s wife”

Is Donald Trump the new Andrew Jackson?

In 1828 the American voters rose up in outrage against the establishment of their time, electing a public figure who was said to have no administrative, governmental experience. Andrew Jackson was considered ill suited for the presidency. Critics called him a lout. He used profanity. He had a famous temper and had actually killed a manContinue reading “Is Donald Trump the new Andrew Jackson?”

Presidents and their mothers

“All I am or ever hope to be I owe to my angel mother, God bless her.” – Abraham Lincoln There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to confirm that most of America’s presidents are “mama’s boys.” It must make Sigmund Freud smile for one of his most enduring discoveries was how the perceived favorite childContinue reading “Presidents and their mothers”

The attacks on Bristol Palin

 Presidential Campaigns: When the children become the issue. The media’s cruel attacks on Bristol Palin, the seventeen year old daughter of vice presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin, are nothing new.   The young Palin is single and apparently pregnant and some in the media are self righteously, outraged.  After all, isn’t Governor Palin an evangelical Christian? Continue reading “The attacks on Bristol Palin”

The Absent Father: A surprising lesson from history

“There is no passion more deeply rooted in my bosom than the longing for posterity to support my father’s name.”   – John Quincy Adams   There is curious anecdotal evidence that some of history’s most powerful leaders came from homes with absent fathers.  And we are seeing this scenario acted out again in theContinue reading “The Absent Father: A surprising lesson from history”