Jack Kemp's death over the weekend has produced a flood of news stories about his life and political career. From a purely political standpoint, though, one lesson from Kemp's career stands out: It really matters who a presidential candidate picks for a running mate.
Yes, vice presidents are a heartbeat away from the Read More
With Bill Clinton scheduled to speak shortly before Joe Biden tonight, it seems a logical question to ask: Will the former president upstage the party’s vice-presidential nominee?
This is no small concern for Democrats, since Biden’s speech is crucial on two levels. For one, Biden – even though he ran for president this Read More
Tim Kaine’s stock as a potential running-mate for Barack Obama has dropped markedly in the last day, with the news that Mark Warner, Kaine’s predecessor as Virginia’s governor, will be the keynote speaker at the convention in Denver.
The thinking, widely repeated in the media Read More
Theories abound about what qualities Barack Obama and John McCain should be looking for in a running mate. Does Obama need someone who’d bring instant credibility on national security and foreign policy to off-set McCain’s charges of inexperience and naïveté? How important is it for McCain, 24 years Obama’s senior, to fill out his ticket Read More
PQ: ‘We’re truly representative of the market for small tech companies: Everyone has been beat to death.’-KnowledgeMax investor-relations guy
I received a rather rude letter from my stock-broker recently. It included a form authorizing him to sell, for $1, an Internet stock for which I once had high hopes. “I understand that there currently Read More
There aren’t many black Republicans, to judge from the
election returns. But almost all of them have gotten jobs in the new Bush
administration. Let it also be said that when Republicans give jobs to Colin
Powell or Condoleezza Rice, they give them positions that they themselves
consider adult, like Secretary of State, National Security Read More
Did anyone catch a glimpse of Steve Forbes at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia? He was there, all right-but nowhere near the First Union Center. Instead, he dropped by the Union League Club across town one morning to headline a sparsely attended breakfast meeting hosted by the supply-side political action committee Club for Growth. Read More