Which Recent President Would Handle The Coronavirus Crisis Best?

The current fight against COVID-19 favors a president who is quick to decide, willing to let businesses help out, friendly with the media, and motivated by a deep desire to handle the crisis right. Of the seven most recent presidents, none had everything going for them, but two had three of the four needed traits: DonaldContinue reading “Which Recent President Would Handle The Coronavirus Crisis Best?”

How The Democrats Took Out Bernie Sanders

Super Tuesday was conceived by Southern Democrats after their devastating loss to Ronald Reagan in 1984. They never again wanted to see an ultra-liberal nominee take the party down to defeat. They had nominated the liberal vice president, Walter Mondale. Reagan carried every state in the union except Mondale’s home state of Minnesota. The effortContinue reading “How The Democrats Took Out Bernie Sanders”

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan, what do you think about Trump?

People make comparisons between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan. They were both actors. Both had been divorced. Both men had been Democrats. Both men had some populist appeal. They were exactly the same on many issues, like their position on abortion. But there were also many differences. President Trump and President Reagan lived in differentContinue reading “Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan, what do you think about Trump?”

Why Donald Trump is the most impactful president-elect since Abraham Lincoln

Okay, sit back down. You’re okay. Breathe. Breathe. You’ll be alright. I said, “impactful,” okay? “Impactful.” It’s not even a Gates approved word, it underlines red in Microsoft Word. Just relax. First, lets take a little tour and see some other impactful presidents-elect so you will get a sense of context. Why Ronald Reagan wasContinue reading “Why Donald Trump is the most impactful president-elect since Abraham Lincoln”

The Political Genius of Nancy Reagan

I have been planning to write this blog for some time. And then today, sadly, I learned of the passing of the former First Lady. Nancy Reagan was more than a  classy lady, a good dresser, a charming hostess, she was a very politically astute woman. Her husband’s image only grew after his own death andContinue reading “The Political Genius of Nancy Reagan”

Megyn Kelly for president!

Dateline January 28, 2016 Megyn Kelly, a former attorney, now Fox News journalist, conducted herself with grace and grit this week. GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, made her the target of his wrath promising he would not participate in the GOP Fox News Debate if she were one of the moderators.  Fox News stuck by herContinue reading “Megyn Kelly for president!”

Why was James Foley left to die?

Gretchen Carlson is one of the best of the Fox News anchors and she just nailed it with her comment about the gruesome  murder of James Foley by ISIS thugs.  She quoted a State Department spokesman, who explained why we had not negotiated for the release of the journalist. “The United States does not negotiateContinue reading “Why was James Foley left to die?”

When presidents go on vacation

Having written about presidents and worked for presidents I can tell you that there are some misconceptions about presidential vacations.  Some things happen like the rest of us.  Some things don’t. First there is the idea that the president is the boss and can take off when he wants.  Actually, he is at the mercyContinue reading “When presidents go on vacation”

Is Obama too big too fail? Why is he acting so strangely?

President Barack Obama’s shameless fundraising tours in the midst of a world in chaos have brought immediate comparisons to Ronald Reagan.   Led by his erstwhile advisers, such as Michael Deaver, who understood imagery, Reagan would have been back in the Oval Office, looking presidential and sounding like the statesman he was.  Reagan would likelyContinue reading “Is Obama too big too fail? Why is he acting so strangely?”

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”