January 19, 2019

The Barack Obama Presidential Library

The George W. Bush Presidential Library is being dedicated and opened this week. This prompts a thought: what might the future Barack Obama Presidential Library look like? Libraries dedicated to presidents are a combination of shrines, archives, monuments and sites meant to inspire. Wherever the site, it is never too soon to start the planning. […]

Presidential Debate Advice for Mitt Romney

The following debate suggestions for Gov. Romney may be worth what his advisers are paying for them — nothing.  But here goes anyway. TO: Governor Romney’s Presidential Debate Preparation Team Since the first presidential debate is only a month away, here are some unsolicited suggestions, pertaining to a few elements of Delivery and Content, you […]

The Amazing Presidential Power-Grab

With little consternation or lasting opposition, the Obama administration has dramatically usurped congressional power at the expense of popular will and the rule of law.  Numerous dastardly bureaucratic coups — motivated by the president’s progressive and political agenda — have amazingly failed to engender a serious response.  What began as a trickle of presidential power-grabs […]

Me Online on the Presidential Race

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 2.15.12 @ 12:09PM My friend and New Orleans radio/TV host Jeff Crouere and I will do an online chat at 11:30 Central time (20 minutes from now) about the presidential race. The chat will be on-line at www.wgno.com the website for the ABC affiliate […]

Six Random Thoughts on the Presidential Race

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 2.3.12 @ 4:14PM 1. Mitt Romney needs to avoid giving his critics easy ammunition. The controversies over “I like firing people” and not being concerned about the poor are totally unfair. They are also totally predictable and involve phrases it should be […]

Support for a New Presidential Entrant

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 1.25.12 @ 12:15PM Michael Steele says the idea of a late entrant into the presidential sweepstakes is “stupid.” If Steele says it stupid, that must mean it’s one helluva good idea…… Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, take note: This is as good an […]

Presidential Race 2012: Imperfect Conservatives Need Not Apply

The criteria embraced by the liberal media, Democrats, and some conservatives for selecting the 2012 Republican presidential nominee are quite clear: imperfect conservatives need not apply.  Conservative presidential candidates must have been born yesterday, not having lived long enough to break any of the Ten Commandments, make a mistake, or say or do anything stupid. […]

Finally! A Pin-Up Girl Calendar for a Presidential Candidate

Via Andrew Malcolm: Juliet Annerino is a Los Angeles singer who’s long admired Rep. Ron Paul and what she calls his “Peace and Freedom Agenda.” Juliet and some gal pals, who also like the 76-year-old Republican candidate’s message of less spending and smaller government, were talking about what they could do as Paul activists to […]

Parliamentary vs. Presidential Systems

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 10.13.11 @ 12:34PM F.H. Buckley of George Mason University Law School has an interesting piece on the mainpage which makes the case that if we had a parliamentary system like Canada we could have avoided a downgrade in our credit rating last August. As […]

That Presidential Look: The Bad, the Beautiful, and Voting-Booth Realities

While there was more than one reason why John McCain was a long shot to win the 2008 general election, a big one was something almost no one talked seriously about: appearance. That is to say, when was the last time an old-looking, white-haired, half-bald man won the presidency? If you think this piece will […]