Allan Lira has walked more miles on the streets of Phoenix than he can count, knocked on hundreds of doors, and, with the polish of a seasoned precinct captain, appealed to Latino voters to exercise a right that he may never have.
President Barack Obama’s proposal to wean the Tennessee Valley Authority from the U.S. government faces the same obstacles that have frustrated privatization advocates since President Dwight Eisenhower termed the state- controlled power company “creeping socialism” in the 1950s.
When Nelson Rockefeller dropped out of the Republican presidential race in June 1964, Barry Goldwater was left with an apparently insurmountable delegate lead and, almost certainly, the task of defeating incumbent President Lyndon Johnson.
While he was encouraged to run by President Barack Obama, Democrat Richard Carmona spent the official first day of his Senate race against Republican U.S. Representative Jeff Flake touting endorsements from relatives of Senator Barry Goldwater.
Ronald Reagan remains the modern Republican Party’s most durable hero. His memory will be hailed as The Great Uncompromiser by those who insist the GOP must never flag in its support for smaller government, lower taxes and conservative social values.
George McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate whose opposition to the Vietnam War and mistake-prone campaign led to his 1972 loss to Richard Nixon in one of the biggest electoral landslides in U.S. history, has died at the age of 90.
“Here is what you need to impress upon your readers,” Rick Perry said, putting down his barbecue to jab a finger at me. “What happened in Texas over the last decade is not a miracle. Miracles are things that happen, and they’re unexplained. Miracles are what God does.”