Category: Presidential Politics

Remembering A President And My Dad

This week’s Courier Herald column: President George Herbert Walker Bush died on November 30th, 2018, at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his wife and partner of 73 years, Barbara. Together they had six children, including one who became a Governor and President, one who was also a governor, one who

Has Any Georgia Race Earned this Much Presidential Attention?

Listening to WABE this morning they mentioned three Presidents and a Vice President have all weighed in on the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia. (Donald Trump and Mike Pence for Brian Kemp and Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama for Stacey Abrams who also was endorsed by Hillary Clinton). Which got me to thinking: has there

Obama Snubs Barrow; Endorses Abrams, Riggs-Amico and Two State House Challengers

Former President Barack Obama made his “first wave” of endorsements nationwide in the 2018 race. While four Georgia Democrats received his good news, John Barrow, a national co-chair of Obama’s “Vote for Change” initiative during the 2008 presidential race, did not. Ouch. A message was left for the Barrow campaign and I’ll update when I

Trump Tariffs Could Cost GA $750 Million, Hurt 1.3 Million Georgians

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a state-by-state analysis of the impact on President Trump’s tariffs and the results are bad everywhere in Georgia. According to the Chamber (a one-pager is below), exports from Georgia to Canada, Mexico, the European Union and China worth worth $749,849,268 could be adversely impacted. The Chamber also says 1,283,800 jobs in

Atlanta in Running for 2020 Democratic National Convention

The coolest thing for politicos of any stripe is the chance to host a presidential nomination. Atlanta could have that opportunity for Democrats in 2020. #gapol https://t.co/C798bx2425 — Johnny Kauffman (@JohnnyIK) May 10, 2018 Earlier, the DNC had gauged interest from interested cities but now they’re in the Request for Proposal stage. One wonders if

Isakson: “Serious Allegations” Postponing Jackson Confirmation

Johnny Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Jon Tester, the committee’s ranking member asked the White House to submit all documents related to the accusations of misconduct from Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson (the letter is below). He was, you will recall, the nominee to be the next Secretary of the Department