Graduation Day at The Ohio State University is a big deal in Columbus. But when the sitting President of the United States is the commencement speaker? Then it’s a national event. I had the honor of hearing President Obama speak to the Class of 2013. I wondered if he would keep the speech light and [...]
The truth of it is this: making someone laugh at someone else’s expense fosters connection. It’s true at the playground and the water cooler and, so, it’s tragically true in the ethereal space of public discourse. A well played “zinger” has four important characteristics: it must be clever, it must be funny, it must be [...]
This is the fourth in a series of posts about why I find myself, a historical Democrat, becoming conflicted about who I will vote for this year. I guess I’m a swing voter. I’m worried about footing the bill for Baby Boomer retirement, I’m still not over the fact that Hillary Clinton lost and then [...]
This is the third in a series of posts about why I find myself, a historical Democrat, becoming conflicted about who I will vote for this year. I guess I’m a swing voter. I’m worried about footing the bill for Baby Boomer retirement, I’m still not over the fact that Hillary Clinton lost and then [...]
Ever since Bill Clinton famously donned some cool shades and riffed on his saxophone during his presidential campaign, the power of candidates using non-traditional campaign outlets has been clear. Want to woo young voters? Slow jam with Jimmy Fallon. Want to win suburban women? Hang out with the ladies of The View or have the [...]
I’m a swing voter, early voting has already started, and I’m not yet sure who I’m going to vote for. In a previous post, I’m a Swing Voter: I’m Older, Wiser and Resent Baby Boomers I shared that I’ve been a Democrat since I was 18 and had the privilege of voting for Bill Clinton. I’ve since [...]
Is Barack Obama an iPhone man or a Blackberry kind of guy? Does Mitt Romney like to “tweet” or is he more about “friending?” Image says everything. That’s a mantra not only worshipped in marketing and advertising, but these days, in politics as well. So what images do our presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt [...]
Early voting has started and for the first time in my life I’m a swing voter. I have voted the Democratic ticket since I turned 18. My first presidential candidate was Bill Clinton. Full disclosure: When I didn’t know who a candidate, judge or other elected administrator was, I voted for Democrats and women. But [...]
Dear America, I hope you tuned in last night to the third and final debate of this presidential cycle. It was a rousing affair. I am not ashamed to tell you I, like Chris Matthews in 2008, received an unexpected thrill up my leg when listening to our masterful President. But I want to make [...]
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