Every Male Candidate Should Watch This Media Interview

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a possible 2016 presidential candidate, gave an interview to CNBC yesterday that may eliminate his chances of winning the Republican nomination before his campaign even gets under way. 

Much of the media coverage about the interview focused on Paul’s dangerous insistence that vaccines should remain voluntary because of “freedom.” But another part


Friday Classic Clip: If Your Wife Were Raped And Murdered

In the summer of 1988, Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis was a sure bet to become the next President of the United States.

Days after the successful Democratic National Convention that July, Dukakis led his Republican opponent, George H.W. Bush, by a whopping 17 points with just over three months to Election Day.

But in those three

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Is Hillary Clinton “Too Old” To Become President?

Some Republicans have hatched a new plan to defeat possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton — by saying she’s too old and “out of touch” for the job.

According to Saturday’s New York Times, some Republican politicians, strategists, and media figures are already trying to weaken the former Secretary of State. Here are some of


Presidential Debates: 8 Memorable Moments

The first presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney is scheduled for tomorrow night, which leads to a question: Do presidential debates really matter?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve read numerous analyses that suggest there is scant evidence to conclude that races are won or lost based on debates alone. But what is indisputable


Why Mitt Romney’s “Etch A Sketch” Moment Matters

For the past 36 hours, the airwaves have been filled with constant re-airings of the latest gaffe from the Romney campaign – and many pundits are declaring this the worst misstep yet.

The moment occurred when one of Mitt Romney’s top advisors, Eric Fehrnstrom, was interviewed on CNN Wednesday morning. Here’s the exchange:

Question: John Fugelsang:


Body Language Isn’t Equal: Cultural Differences Matter

While visiting Australia in 1992, President George H.W. Bush tried to give the peace sign to a group of protesting farmers. But his palms were inward — not outward — when he flashed the “V” sign, and the natives were terribly insulted. In their culture, that sign means “fuck you.”

Cultural differences in body language matter,


Male Senator Mocks Woman’s Body, Falls Into Gender Trap

Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) fell into a predictable gender trap earlier today when he slammed the body of a female competitor for his Senate seat.

Here’s the background: In 1982, long before he became a U.S. Senator, Mr. Brown posed nude for Cosmopolitan Magazine. During a Democratic primary debate earlier this week, Senate candidate Elizabeth


Friday’s Classic Clip: George H.W. Bush Vs. Dan Rather (1988)

On January 25, 1988, CBS News Anchor Dan Rather interviewed Vice President George H.W. Bush, who was then running for the presidency. You can learn a good lesson from Mr. Bush’s handling of that unexpected ambush interview.

Mr. Bush was under the impression he would be the subject of a “candidate profile,” but Mr. Rather chose

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