Will Obama be a Clinton or a Carter?

Both Democrats presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton experienced voter corrections in their second year in office.  But the two reacted differently.   Clinton moderated his policies, worked with a Republican congress and was re-elected.  Jimmy Carter stuck to his guns and was defeated.  So which template will it be for Barack Obama?  Clinton or Carter?Continue reading “Will Obama be a Clinton or a Carter?”

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A Chelsea Clinton wedding “rain out” more likely

With the weather forecast for Rhinebeck, New York calling for thunderstorms for five of the next seven days, the idea of a “rain out” for the July 31, 2010 Chelsea Clinton wedding is getting more attention.   We are in a drought now but it looks like changes are coming and what will the weather lookContinue reading “A Chelsea Clinton wedding “rain out” more likely”

Chelsea Clinton to be married

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, the sitting secretary of state, is engaged to be married. According to an e-mail that she and longtime boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky, sent to friends this afternoon, the wedding will take place next summer. A spokesman for the Clinton family has confirmed it.

A Chelsea Clinton Wedding?

Rumors are flying that Chelsea Clinton will be marrying her beau, Marc Mezvinsky, the last week of August on Martha’s Vineyard. The Clintons deny any such plans. But the National Enquirer insists that all the signs are there—including President Barack Obama’s scheduled vacation, also on Martha’s Vineyard.

This man tried to kill my dad?

A couple of days ago we passed the tenth anniversary of Operation Desert Fox, when U. S. Air Forces, under then president Bill Clinton, tried to take out Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq.  Of course, there probably were no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) then.   We learned that when the next president, George W.Continue reading “This man tried to kill my dad?”

Can McCain still win with a crashing stock market?

Can McCain win in spite of the stock market crash? Presidential elections are as complicated and nuanced as the stock market so trying to tie the two together is sometimes elusive.  There is so much data and so many variables that one can almost prove any bias.  There is one thing clear.  Most markets areContinue reading “Can McCain still win with a crashing stock market?”

Has Sarah Palin spoken in tongues?

Has Sarah Palin Spoken in Tongues?   Last night a CNN reporter asked that question of Palin’s former pastor.  Because of my work as religious liaison in past presidential campaigns, I have been inundated with calls from the media asking about Sarah Palin’s church, the Assemblies of God, their doctrine and what this will mean. Continue reading “Has Sarah Palin spoken in tongues?”

Barack Obama will kill faith based initiatives

While loudly proclaiming his outreach to evangelicals, including an embrace of the popular program of Faith Based Initiatives, leaders of the programs tell me that Senator Barack Obama’s planned changes will kill the program. “It will likely be the embrace of death,” says Dave Donaldson, the bi-partisan point man on the subject, labeled by someContinue reading “Barack Obama will kill faith based initiatives”

McCain meets with Billy Graham but there is more!

   Evangelicals welcomed John McCain’s meeting with Billy Graham today, but more importantly, recent appointments, such as Pam Pryor as senior advisor at the RNC, is sending their morale soaring. After feeling like they had been hung out to dry, with the dumping of Pastors John Hagee and Rod Parsley, evangelicals are feeling a littleContinue reading “McCain meets with Billy Graham but there is more!”

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”