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Daniel Casse

Daniel Casse

Daniel Casse served as special assistant to President Bush, policy director on Lamar Alexander’s 1996 presidential campaign, and senior director of policy and speechwriting on the Dole-Kemp ’96 campaign. He is a senior director of the White House Writers Group.

He needs to do something "big" to shift the focus to his ideas. This is obvious. But anything that smacks of a "big plan"...

Despite the clumsy rules, the faux town hall setting, and Brokaw's miserable efforts to raise his profile as moderator, this was, as a pure debate,...

On this question, Obama seemed to be genuinely flailing. He stuttered, agreed with McCain, mentioned former Soviet states, talked about 21st century challenges, then talked...

What exactly is the point of having a "town hall" if you are going to take questions from the Internet? There are far too...

I'm sure all these questioners are well-intentioned, decent folks. But it would be great if we could learn something about who these people are;...

For a guy who is usually hard to control, McCain is delivering tight, crisp, and extremely effective answers. Every answer has a similar structure:...

Just as this debate was picking up and McCain launched his broadside against Obama's planned tax increases, Brokaw stepped in to make sure that Obama...

So far, he is proving to be a worse moderator than the robotic Gwen Ifill. He keeps reminding the candidates about a time limit...

Obama likes to enumerate the things he will do. Even if his plan doesn't really have more than one part, the ability to create a...

McCain just gave the core argument he needs to give: Obama has no record as a reformer. After this solid case, Brokaw moves...

Obama's opening was very strong. He described the bailout as "just step one." Then he moved quickly to everyone's favorite scapegoat, financial industry executives....

 Every former speechwriter likes to give armchair advice about what a candidate ought to say.  Here is where I think John McCain should go tonight:My...