Author: Murray Powers

McCain’s First Date Problem

For the most part, viewers and pundits look for gaffes and comments that prove to be turning points in presidential debates such as Gerald Ford’s blunder about Eastern Europe or Reagan’s one liner about age. But what is equally, if…

A No-Brainer?

Democrats all over America are scratching their heads at the poll numbers. You see blog after email after rant laying out how much smarter Barack Obama is, how dim and gaffe prone John McCain is, and even comparisons of the…

The GOP goes for Broke

The political world is abuzz with the seemingly bizarre selection of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as the Republican Vice Presidential pick, but it actually makes perfect sense. Imagine being a party insider who has been in this game a long…

Why it was Biden

The Obama campaign had two choices in picking their vice presidential nominee. They could have doubled down on Obama and taken a cohort who was also young, new, bright and ready to take over for the new generation- or, take…

The Shadow of Adlai

One of the classic American political anecdotes goes that coming off a plane during his 1952 presidential campaign, Democratic nominee Adlai Stephenson saw a man holding a sign proclaiming that he was the “Candidate of the Thinking American,” to which…

Romney Rising

If you think there is turmoil on television as pundits exasperate themselves, and us, trying to scoop the vice presidential picks, it’s nothing compared to what is going on in the campaigns. Oars are splashing wildly in both the Obama…