Author: John Feehery, opinion contributor

Feehery: Biden’s disgraceful speech is proof that only divided government can heal nation’s soul

Last week’s “Red Wedding” speech, in which President Biden rhetorically butchered every MAGA-loving Donald Trump supporter in the spirit of the famous “Game of Thrones” episode, was a national disgrace and will go down in history as one of worst national addresses ever made by a president. What’s the strategy behind the Biden campaign to…

Feehery: Back to school

For the first time in a generation, Republicans are competitive with Democrats when it comes to the issue of education. If you have kids, you are much more likely to make school policy a top voting priority than if you don’t have any children. That was hammered home to me during the pandemic. Most old…

Feehery: The Democrats’ ‘glass jaw’ campaigns

“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes,” famously came the command at the Battle of Bunker Hill, a turning point in America’s Revolutionary War. “Don’t start spending your campaign money in earnest until after Labor Day,” could be the political corollary of that illustrious order. While presidential campaigns start earlier and earlier…

Feehery: Dead cat bounce

Briefly after the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minnesota, polls showed a sudden resurgence of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the presidential race against Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin had given a convincing acceptance speech, many of the attacks on Mr. Obama were starting to land, and McCain the war hero…

Feehery: The elites vs. the extremists

Climate change is a preoccupation for the elites in our society. Inflation is the preoccupation for everybody else. The Jan. 6 investigation is aimed at exposing the extremists who tried to overthrow the election and reimpose Donald Trump. That’s what the Democrats hope the voters care about this November. Modern campaigns are all about tearing…