Ohioans are used to being called to American governance. Ohio is called “the Cradle of Presidents” because from the end of the Colonial period to the rise of war in Europe, a rash of presidents came from Ohio, bringing stability to the fledgling heartland.
Earlier this week as I finished a radio interview, the host said "we ran out of time and didn't get to Hillary Clinton." I reminded him not to worry, we will be talking about her for the next three years.
With the recent presidential campaign crash of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), eyes now turn to the Sunshine State of Florida and its former Republican governor, Jeb Bush.
ObamaCare is broken and needs to be fixed. There may be only one man out there with the skill and expertise to fix it: the one who established a “RomneyCare” prototype, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Gates's leadership is the touchstone upon which America awakens into the century. He might be seen as the new American archetype. And what is important is that Hillary Clinton might be as well.
The looming threat to a Hillary Clinton candidacy — the New Jersey governor's status as the nation's "hottest" politician — is on ice for now, but he could coming roaring back.
How far will Christie go when immigration takes center stage in Washington this year? It is hard to predict. Will he back off, or advance further toward national immigration reform?
Mike Huckabee on Fox News this weekend says the views of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty are very much “traditional ... steadfast, old-fashioned Biblical Christian values which are also, by the way, values of traditional Judaism and Islam.” Traditional Hinduism and Buddhism, you might add. And Robertson says, “I will not give or back down from my path.” Issues aside, his stance is what America craves: courage of conviction.
It could bring Mike Huckabee to the center of American politics.
In the Republican Party, elected officials keeping their options open are making it perfectly clear that campaign season has already begun.