In an open letter to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, commentator Mike Murphy writes: "The problem is, you are a niche candidate. If you were ice cream, you wouldn't be chocolate or vanilla. You're French vanilla. Liberal on social issues, conservative on fiscal matters — it's a very, very attractive thing to be ...
Early primary voting schedule means candidates will try to distance themselves from rivals any way they can. GOP leaders Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are slinging more mud than previously. Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee gains strength and consolidates the Christian conservative vote. Mike Murphy, a Republican consultant, speaks with Steve Inskeep.
Sen. John McCain first ran for the White House in 2000, when he made himself accessible to voters and reporters through his "Straight Talk Express." But McCain's devotion to retail politics began long before then — during his first run for Congress in the early '80s.
Fred Thompson has not announced his presidential candidacy, but scrutiny is running high about the man who could be a top Republican contender. Thompson has announced that he raised only $3.4 million last quarter. Republican strategist Mike Murphy talks with Alex Chadwick.
It might seem he has been running for some time, but Wednesday, Sen. John McCain of Arizona officially announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Republican political consultant Mike Murphy talks about McCain's prospects.
A Republican who just returned from France got a good look at the French election process. He thinks the United States could learn a few things from our French friends.