Matt Latimer is the author of the New York Times bestseller SPEECH-LESS: Tales of a White House Survivor. He was deputy director of speechwriting for George W. Bush, chief speechwriter for Donald Rumsfeld, and an adviser to Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign.


The president wants points for selecting ex-GOP senator Hagel as secretary of defense. Matt Latimer on Washington’s most cynical game—and why the opposition party picks never matter much.

Finger Pointing

Misreading the present and ignoring the past, the GOP saw what it wanted to see, writes Matt Latimer.

Mitt’s Next Stop: Reality TV

Move over, Honey Boo Boo. Fresh off his stunning defeat, Romney needs image rehab fast. Matt Latimer on the seven best shows Mittens could make.


Sorry Mitt, the electoral map shows it’s all over but the shouting. Ex-Bush aide Matt Latimer on what the GOP needs to do to rebuild.

There’s no such thing as an undecided voter! And neither candidate this year can compete with Bill Clinton’s empathy! Matt Latimer on the five things he’ll be screaming at the TV during Obama-Romney 2.

Feisty Debater

Matt Latimer says Obama’s ‘happy warrior’ did himself and his boss a lot of favors with Thursday’s debate.