Plays for the Presidency™

JFK at the helm

Going Left: Hillary Plays the Shifts

May 21, 2015

Listen below to Alan Kelly on SiriusXM POTUS 05-21-15 I race sailboats. Not yachts. Sailboats. The kind that don’t come with cupholders and require only three sober souls to keep her fast and upright.  To my chagrin, sailing is right there with croquet in lists […]

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In Sports as in Politics, it’s the Unforced Errors that Kill

May 14, 2015

Listen below to Alan Kelly on SiriusXM POTUS 05-14-15   While still undeclared in the 2016 race, New Jersey governor Chris Christie might insist that Bridgegate was never his doing. But it’s surely still his problem and it’s hurt his once-excellent […]

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Politics as Performance: From Obama’s Luther to Huckabee’s Christ

May 7, 2015

Listen below to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124. As the White House Correspondents’ Dinner reliably demonstrates, performance is the new politics. By tapping comedy, drama and other forms of storytelling influencers can access strategies they’d normally never employ. Consider the recent dinnertime […]

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I’m Freddy Gray, Says Hillary. And You’re Rich, Says Bernie

April 30, 2015

Listen below to Alan Kelly’s analysis on SiriusXM’s Morning Briefing, POTUS channel, 124.   While more political horses trot to the track, Hillary Clinton finally caught fire this week, taking to a Columbia University lectern to put her spin on the Baltimore unrest. […]

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The Surrogate Speaks: Hillary Dodges, Bill Dialogues

April 23, 2015

Listen below to Alan Kelly’s analysis on SiriusXM’s Morning Briefing, POTUS channel, 124.   Everyone runs plays, from business to politics to church and back. One of the most powerful ways to run plays is to have others do it for you. […]