Memories From the Iowa Caucuses

Former President Jimmy Carter made it famous. I had the privilege of interviewing him about his experience. He went into Iowa with a 2% name recognition. He won the Jefferson-Jackson Day straw poll in 1975, which earned him the cover of Time and Newsweek magazines. Then Carter won the Iowa caucus in 1976, launching himContinue reading “Memories From the Iowa Caucuses”

Donald Trump? Sorry history says, “Not gonna happen.”

At the moment he is soaring in the stratosphere and I hate to be a kill-joy but if history is any barometer, Donald Trump will soon be falling back down to earth. First, no businessman has ever been elected president.  And there is a very good reason. People in power have always made the lawsContinue reading “Donald Trump? Sorry history says, “Not gonna happen.””

Marco Rubio: A Demographic on Steroids

Senator Marco Rubio spoke for the Council on Foreign Relations yesterday, staking out his position as the GOP super hawk, announcing that he would not be afraid to go to war.  Presumably, he will have to compete with Senator Lindsey Graham for that role.  And they both will have to find a suitable target. RecentContinue reading “Marco Rubio: A Demographic on Steroids”

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.?”

Inside the Jeb Bush – Mitt Romney Summit

An insiders transcript leaked from the Jeb Bush – Mitt Romney summit.   (A parody) Thursday, January 22, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.   Bush: Governor. Romney: Governor. Romney: Jan, would you get the Governor some coffee? Bush: Oh no thanks, bottled water is fine. Romney: Well Governor that will do you some good in Nevada. (Chuckles)Continue reading “Inside the Jeb Bush – Mitt Romney Summit”

A Third Bush president?  What history says?

“History, with all her volumes vast, hath but one page.” – Byron Can Jeb Bush win the White House? What would be the historical ramifications of a third president from the same family?  Have we ever come close to such a moment before? In fact, we very well might have had three presidents from theContinue reading “A Third Bush president?  What history says?”

Not another Clinton – Bush election? Please!

Get ready, we may indeed see another Clinton – Bush election.  This time, Hillary Clinton, former First Lady and former Secretary of State pitted against Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.  It’s like being Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day.  Ever get the feeling you’ve been here before? Both candidates have something to prove.  ClintonContinue reading “Not another Clinton – Bush election? Please!”

Barbara Bush wants Hillary Clinton to run for president.

Barbara Bush, not the former First Lady, but the daughter of former president, George W. Bush, has said that Hillary Clinton is “unbelievably accomplished” and hopes she will run for president in 2016.  It’s about as close to an endorsement as a Bush could give a Clinton and surely qualifies as news.  Former First LadyContinue reading “Barbara Bush wants Hillary Clinton to run for president.”

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”