I thought that Scott Walker would be a strong candidate. He did battle progressives in Wisconsin and has won most of those battles. He had the Koch brothers in his back pocket. I’m guessing that wasn’t enough. I thought that having a SuperPAC with super amounts of moolah would help candidates keep going and going. Nope, that’s not happening. I guess you need more than a billionaire in your back pocket in order to keep your campaign going.
In interviews, more than a dozen allies and donors said Walker was poorly served by Wiley, who rapidly built out a staff of more than 90 in Madison. Supporters complained that the campaign had an infrastructure better suited to an actual presidential nominee, including high-priced consultants and a full-time photographer who was hired to travel with the candidate.
“Under the national campaign strategy that Wiley had built up, you couldn’t sustain it,” said one major Walker fundraiser. “They needed to run a much smaller, outsider-style campaign.”
Wiley strongly disputed the notion that he allowed the campaign’s spending to get out of control.
“I think everyone needs to put in perspective that in order to get someone prepared to run for president of the United States, you need staff,” he said in the interview. “I don’t think we grew too quickly. I don’t buy that. I think every person on this campaign served a specific role to make sure the governor was ready.”
“We didn’t have a spending problem,” Wiley added. “We had a revenue problem.”
Donations began dwindling in mid-August after Walker’s tentative performance in the first Republican debate, according to several people familiar with the figures.
Look, I wish I had something new and exciting to say about JFK. I don’t. He was like you and me (only richer). He had problems and issues. He had chronic severe back pain and was addicted to women, beautiful women. He was on narcotics. He was also brilliant and learned quickly. He was outsmarted by the Russians. Nikita Khrushchev thought that the American playboy was stupid or can be easily manipulated. He was wrong. It was Kennedy who shined in the Cuban missile crisis. Kennedy did not understand race. He didn’t get it. It was only towards the end when he started to understand the importance of race in America.
We love conspiracy theories. We have conspiracy theories for almost everything and every phenomenon of national significance. The assassination of JFK is no different. It is hard for us to imagine that someone who was so beloved, so magical, could be struck down by a single assassin’s bullet. Therefore, it’s easier to imagine a complex conspiracy which includes the Russians, the Cubans and the Mafia. I, like many Americans, have read many books and have watched many specials on the JFK assassination. I believe that Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy. I believe he fired two or three shots. That’s it. I have no idea how he got out of Texas School Book Depository. Yes, there are lots of unanswered questions. There are always unanswered questions whenever you have a major tragedy which is charged with emotion; like the Virginia Tech shooting, like Columbine high school and like the assassination of John F. Kennedy. This tragedy is so large that no amount of information and facts can explain everything.
There are those that say that John F. Kennedy was a great president. I don’t know. When you look at his body of work, he said many great things. He connected with the American people like no president has in the last 50 years (with the exception of Ronald Reagan). He started a lot of great things in motion. Yet, he really did not accomplish much during his presidency. I think that his presidency was a mixed bag. I think that you could label him a solid president, a good president, but not great president.
That’s my two cents on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK.
My mother told me to read this. I’m asking you to read this also.
Canadian press on President Obama.
America – He’s your President for Goodness Sake!
From William Thomas
There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a Republican or Democrat, but the President of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country€and it’s borders and it was America versus the rest of the world with the president of all the people at the helm.
Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.
Four days before President Obama’s inauguration, before he officially took charge of the American government, Rush Limbaugh boasted publicly that he hoped the president would fail. Of course, when the president fails the country flounders. Continue reading Obama is our President→