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…