You hugged me and said: ‘It would be very un-McCain-like not to keep my word, so God bless you and good luck.’
Mark McKinnon has served as principal media adviser for hundreds of campaigns for candidates, companies, and causes, including George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards, Charlie Wilson, and Bono, and has helped to engineer five successful presidential primary and general elections. McKinnon is a cofounder of No Labels, a non-profit organization dedicated to bipartisanship, civil discourse, and problem solving in politics. And he is Texas co-chair of the Freedom to Marry Campaign. Mark McKinnon is Media Guy.
We all know he wants to run. So what’s the downside in saying so? None! Upside: He becomes the de facto opposition leader.
Hillary Clinton had a lot going for her, but Trump got the one central truth of modern-day campaigning that she, inside her bubble, never did.
Sorry, folks, Trump isn’t going to fade away any time soon, and will likely still be a major force at the convention.
A hundred ultra-wealthy liberal and conservative donors have taken over the political system. Do we have the guts to take it back?
Worn by cowboys, presidents, lawmen, and Texas Rangers alike, the Stetson ‘Open Road’ is a rugged yet gentlemanly hat—and when I was a boy, I couldn’t wait to have one of my own.
With Mitch McConnell soon to be in charge, look for the Senate to become the locus of attacks on campaign finance reform. He’s starting now.
Mark McKinnon joins MSNBC's Morning Joe for a lively discussion of Jeb Bush's 2016 prospects and what we can expect from the new Republican double majority in Congress.