Articles by John Ellis

Why Kerry Lost

Five reasons, I think. In no particular order: Culture, Lifestyle, Rationale, Strategy, War. Culture. Senator Kerry was never going to be credible as a faith-based candidate. It's not who he is and it's not what he's about. He didn't... Read More

Shooting the Wounded

The turning point of the 1988 Republican presidential nomination campaign came just after the New Hampshire primary, where then-Vice President George H.W. Bush had bounced back from a humiliating third-place finish in Iowa to defeat Sen. Bob Dole by... Read More

Gore v. Clinton

Walk out on a limb with me here and assume that former Vermont Governor Howard Dean is defeated by President George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. Who picks up the pieces?   The assumption has been that New... Read More

General Clark and Anybody But Dean

It is an article of faith among professional politicians that a divisive primary battle can be fatal to a successful general election campaign. Richard Nixon once told a bewildered group of visitors to his Saddle River Elba that Rep. John... Read More

Nightmare on 43rd Street

Editor's note: Just a few hours after this column was published, Howell Raines and Gerald Boyd resigned from their positions at The New York Times. The New York Times Corporation has long been a different kind of media enterprise.... Read More

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