November 22, 2013 John F. Kennedy redefined the art of campaigning. Thanks to him, televised debates took on greater prominence, and primaries grew in strategic importance.
August 28, 2013 The hulking marble presence of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, didn't really make up for the lack of a living, breathing GOP official. Not one spoke at the "Let Freedom Ring" event at the Lincoln Memorial, site of King's 1963 speech, though some were invited.
August 7, 2012 Former President Jimmy Carter will speak, by video at least, at the Democratic National Convention to urge a second term for President Obama. Meanwhile, Republicans announced that Rick Santorum, who was Mitt Romney's most durable rival for the presidential nomination, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak at their convention.
April 30, 2012 Talking to reporters Monday in New Hampshire, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, summoned Jimmy Carter's name in defending himself against Democratic attempts to raise doubts about whether Romney, like President Obama, would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
April 18, 2012 While Mitt Romney's argument is that President Obama doesn't deserve a second term, Obama is essentially framing his "are you better off" case against Romney as the former Massachusetts governor representing a potential third term for President George W. Bush.