Before he became famous for donning ridiculous mascot headgear to make his weekly picks on ESPN, Lee Corso coached the Indiana Hoosiers football team for ten mostly forgettable seasons.
One year, one of his overmatched squads managed to score an early touchdown against mighty Ohio State, grabbing a 7-0 lead – at which point Mr. Read More
Eliot Spitzer infamously dubbed himself “a f—— steamroller” in his early days in office – a description that didn’t exactly hold up as the legislature stared him down and his popularity waned in the ensuing months.
But as a candidate for governor in 2006, Mr. Spitzer absolutely was a steamroller, powered by untouchable, sky-high-popularity that Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s embarrassingly narrow victory margin last week may embolden Democrats to do in his third term something they largely refused to do this year: attack him.
With all the world assuming that the mayor was coasting toward a re-election landslide – and with polls showing him running even with (or even slightly ahead of) Read More
It’s become something of a tradition in modern American politics: Every four years around this time, the press declares the new (or newly re-elected) president humbled by the off-year election results.
Sometimes, the verdict is spot on. We knew, for instance, that the bottom had fallen out for George W. Bush when he paid an Read More
Eight years ago at this time, after he’d thrown more than $50 million at the mayoral race but still found himself trailing Mark Green by 16 points, Michael Bloomberg bet the farm on Rudy Giuliani, scoring a last-minute endorsement from the outgoing mayor and blanketing the airwaves with a 60-second testimonial from him. Read More
Mike Bloomberg: Independent, except for all the party Read More
In the run-up to his January 20 inauguration and in the days that immediately followed it, Barack Obama essentially farmed out the public-relations component of his first major initiative.
Instead of assuming the role as salesman-in-chief for an economic stimulus package that he considered vital to his presidency, Mr. Obama remained above Read More