A Fox within a Fox

“Talent hits a target that no one else can hit.  Genius hits a target that no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer Here it is folks, the last big, untouched, television market. Everyone knows the success story of how FOX NEWS was launched and made an effort to include conservative opinion and thinking inContinue reading “A Fox within a Fox”

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?”

Obama’s community service commendable but not new!

  Early in the week the Obama Campaign went out of its way to promote the idea that their man’s community service was a precedent setting thing for a presidential candidate.  It may or may not have been good politics, and certainly his community work is commendable, but it reflects poor scholarship on their partContinue reading “Obama’s community service commendable but not new!”

Hey Mr. Prez, now name a street after Tony Snow !

The interesting thing is that Tony Snow was just as kind, just as brilliant, just as much a champion for the underdog before he got cancer as he was afterwards. It is not the disease that made him. It only made us look at him and see who he was. I first met Tony whenContinue reading “Hey Mr. Prez, now name a street after Tony Snow !”

Will the US Attack Iran?

   “America must not ignore the threat gathering against us.  Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.”   – George W. Bush before the invasion of Iraq   Now that it is clear that China and RussiaContinue reading “Will the US Attack Iran?”

Give Charlie Black a Break

C’mon.  You got be kidding?  Charlie Black, one of American’s most veteran, experienced, professional political operators, is asked by a journalist if a terrorist attack on American soil would work to John McCain’s advantage and he says yes.  And that is a scandal? Naaah. Tell me this ain’t happening? And then Obama spokesman, Bill BurtonContinue reading “Give Charlie Black a Break”

How many brothers does George W. Bush have?

How many brothers does George W. Bush have? By Doug Wead After meeting with my kids in California the mailbag is overflowing so I am going to try to answer some of these questions by blog. At least three people have wondered about the president’s brothers. I guess they learned of the ongoing work thatContinue reading “How many brothers does George W. Bush have?”

McCain Camp Says No to Billy Graham

Now, it turns out, that the John McCain campaign is so spooked by preachers that it doesn’t want to meet with Dr. Billy Graham.  Which sort of makes his rapprochement with the evangelicals a little difficult, wouldn’t you say? Remember Brian Jacobs, the George W. Bush activist who helped me put together a meeting betweenContinue reading “McCain Camp Says No to Billy Graham”

Memo to John McCain: Pick Joe Lieberman for Vice President

  So what can John McCain do?  If evangelicals number 42% of the population (according to Barna,) and if their super churches are the Republican equivalent of the unions in the Democrat Party of the 1950s and 60s, the key to increased voter registration, the machine to turn out the vote; and if these evangelicalContinue reading “Memo to John McCain: Pick Joe Lieberman for Vice President”

Southern Baptists Are Key For McCain

The Southern Baptist Convention is the most important voter bloc in the Republican Party and support from its leaders is critical.  A new poll shows John McCain seriously lagging among white evangelical Protestants. It is perhaps the most volatile voter bloc in the Republican Party. George Herbert Walker Bush carried 81% of the vote inContinue reading “Southern Baptists Are Key For McCain”