Mitt Romney’s front-runner status has been thrown into question once again after his triple loss in state primaries. For professional communicators, the reason for his difficulties is obvious—he doesn’t connect, and connecting is all about communicating. And in presidential election after presidential election, however, the candidate who connects best, wins.
A few weeks ago, I found myself in a conflict with someone in my work life. I felt he had clearly violated an agreement we'd made. My first reaction was righteous indignation. It was a familiar feeling.
It's pretty much a given that President George W. Bush's Decision Points will hit The New York Times best-seller list. Presidents' gracing the list is now as expected as writing a memoir in the first place. In fact, every president since Lyndon B. Johnson has written a memoir, and every first lady since Lady Bird Johnson — except Pat Nixon — has penned her own story too. We pitted recent political couples against one another to let book buyers declare winners. Better get writing, Michelle.
Chalk this one up under the "Whhaaat?!" category: Osama bin Laden has just dropped one of his infamous video tapes on Al Jazeera. And amid the usual rhetoric is an absolute gem—he blames the U.S. for climatechange.