The first presidential debate of 2016 is now history with neither candidate emerging as what anyone might term a “winner.” Perhaps the best summary was provided the morning after by Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, who wrote in the PoliticoPlaybook “Donald Trump didn’t throw up on his shoes. But Hillary Clinton had the far better night.”
Indeed, initial polling indicated that Clinton, having presumably engaged in extensive debate preparation beforehand, made a somewhat better impression than Trump – CNN logged the figure at roughly 64% having thought Clinton won.
But it was, at best, a hollow victory. Neither did what they needed to do…
In this episode, we speak with Wayne Laugesen, Editor of the Editorial Pages at the Colorado Springs Gazette.
In Part 2, Wayne gives candidates, causes, and issue advocacy groups unprecedented insight into how the Editorial Board Interview process works. He lays out just how the Ed Board prepares for the interview and how the interviewee should prepare. Wayne provides invaluable advice on how to conduct yourself during the interview. He goes on to explain how editorial boards make their decision on which way they are going to endorse and then how they actually go about writing the endorsement editorial.
In this episode, we speak with Wayne Laugesen, Editor of the Editorial Pages at the Colorado Springs Gazette. In this series, Wayne pulls back the curtain and reveals the inner workings of Newspapers and Editorial pages.
In Part 1, Wayne explains how editorial pages work and their day to day operations. We discuss how newspapers have stayed relevant in the new media age. We also learn lessons from Wayne’s long career as a journalist, including his role in developing “Commando Journalism”
In this episode, we speak with Mort Kondracke, the co-author of Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America. This is the first and only definitive biography of Jack Kemp, the legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback, dynamic Congressional leader, and champion of supply-side economics — the idea that lowering taxes spurs economic growth.
Mort Kondracke and his co-author Fred Barnes, the editor of The Weekly Standard, make the argument that Jack Kemp is the most influential non-president, American politician of the last century.