• Lessons Learned from Beyond the Water’s Edge
  • Experiencing Hoosier Hospitality in India
  • Organized Chaos
  • Cruz’s Who vs. What Gamble
  • Carson Not Heeding Own Advice
  • My Decade-Long World Series Odyssey
  • AAPC Chicago

Lessons Learned from Beyond the Water’s Edge

I’ve traveled extensively around the world, from South America to Europe, from the Middle East to Asia, but no trip has impacted my world view the way my recent visit to India with the American Council of Young Political Leaders did. Talking to Indians you get a sense that they […]

Experiencing Hoosier Hospitality in India

Here in Indiana we like to talk about “Hoosier Hospitality” — our term for the generally hospitable demeanor of our citizenry. I felt a lot of that same kind of hospitality in Delhi, Agra and Mumbai, India, during a 10-day trip with the American Council of Young Political Leaders last […]

Organized Chaos

Ask an Indian to describe their country and the answer is quick and firm, “organized chaos.” And it’s a description that’s hard to refute. Traffic lanes are guidelines to be ignored as cars, motorcycles, and rickshaws and sometimes people move in a mass of metal and flesh that resembles what […]

Cruz’s Who vs. What Gamble

In an attempt, I suppose, to combat aggressive actors on the world stage and political partisans at home, some voters are opting for the “who” – personality driven candidates – rather than the “what” – the issues that should drive ballot box decision making. Texas Senator Ted Cruz has taken […]

Carson Not Heeding Own Advice

The mass staff exodus from Dr. Ben Caron’s presidential campaign exposed an under-reported quality in candidates: choosing the right people to give advice. As Carson’s now former campaign manager, Barry Bennett, said, “You have to surround yourself with good people.” He’s right. Carson himself, in an op-ed published months ago in National Review, […]

My Decade-Long World Series Odyssey

Ten Years. Seven Cities. One Dream. September 26, 2015, was no ordinary day. Overnight the Chicago Cubs had officially clinched a playoff berth putting them on a possible trajectory to make it to the World Series in my lifetime – much earlier than expected. I was standing on Wrigley Field, […]

AAPC Chicago

Today, I had the pleasure of speaking at the American Association of Political Consultants Regional Conference in Chicago about field work on a panel called “Field of Dreams.” Fellow panelists included Katie Parsons and Tom Lindenfeld, along with moderator Jaimey Sexton. We discussed the importance of grassroots voter contact as […]

 

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Lessons Learned from Beyond the Water’s Edge

Lessons Learned from Beyond the Water’s Edge

I’ve traveled extensively around the world, from South America to Europe, from the Middle East to Asia, but no trip has impacted my world view the way my recent visit to India with the American Council of Young Political Leaders did. Talking...

 

Experiencing Hoosier Hospitality in India

Experiencing Hoosier Hospitality in India

Here in Indiana we like to talk about “Hoosier Hospitality” — our term for the generally hospitable demeanor of our citizenry. I felt a lot of that same kind of hospitality in Delhi, Agra and Mumbai, India, during a 10-day trip with the...

 

Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

Ask an Indian to describe their country and the answer is quick and firm, “organized chaos.” And it’s a description that’s hard to refute. Traffic lanes are guidelines to be ignored as cars, motorcycles, and rickshaws and sometimes people...

 

Cruz’s Who vs. What Gamble

Cruz’s Who vs. What Gamble

In an attempt, I suppose, to combat aggressive actors on the world stage and political partisans at home, some voters are opting for the “who” – personality driven candidates – rather than the “what” – the issues that should drive...

 

Carson Not Heeding Own Advice

Carson Not Heeding Own Advice

The mass staff exodus from Dr. Ben Caron’s presidential campaign exposed an under-reported quality in candidates: choosing the right people to give advice. As Carson’s now former campaign manager, Barry Bennett, said, “You have to surround...

 

My Decade-Long World Series Odyssey

My Decade-Long World Series Odyssey

Ten Years. Seven Cities. One Dream. September 26, 2015, was no ordinary day. Overnight the Chicago Cubs had officially clinched a playoff berth putting them on a possible trajectory to make it to the World Series in my lifetime – much earlier...

 

AAPC Chicago

AAPC Chicago

Today, I had the pleasure of speaking at the American Association of Political Consultants Regional Conference in Chicago about field work on a panel called “Field of Dreams.” Fellow panelists included Katie Parsons and Tom Lindenfeld,...

 

Trump Plays Villain & Justice League Republicans Fight Back

Trump Plays Villain & Justice League Republicans Fight Back

Donald Trump went into the second Republican presidential debate underwater in favorability ratings but surprisingly buoyant in horse race match-ups against his competitors. While the resiliency of those numbers confounds political prognosticators...

 

CNN Column: Democrats, have no fear! There’s history to be made

CNN Column: Democrats, have no fear! There’s history to be made

No matter who it is, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president would make history if elected. Sure, Hillary Clinton’s hypothetical inauguration gets all the glory for the mere possibility that she might be the first woman to crack the...

 

Column: Fiorina’s Debate & Ellspermann’s Heavy Hand

Column: Fiorina’s Debate & Ellspermann’s Heavy Hand

When you can’t follow the rules, change the rules. That was the strategy of Carly Fiorina’s campaign as it struggled to cope with the reality that she might fall short of a spot on the main stage of the second Republican presidential debate....

 
 
 
 
 
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