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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.

At around 8:15 this morning, I walked into the sports complex at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.  It is about two...

What a disappointment for Saturday Night Live writers! Palin not only avoided gaffes, but held her own, put Biden on the ropes on occasion,...

So says Biden. What a strange line of argument! McCain has spent much of the past decade as a Republican pariah, and everyone...

Her charming answer and shout out to her brother's students drove the CNN pulse monitor up off the charts. First time I've seen it...

Palin, in her inimitable way, really has the best moment of the debate when she calls out Biden and Obama for constantly talking about George...

Ifill questions are so dull, so closely tied to past votes and legislation, they make one yearn for the excitement and high passion of...

For the most part, Palin is wisely ignoring moderator Gwen Ifill. Afterwards, media elites will chatter on about how she is dodging questions, but...

This was McCain's night.  After a slow start talking about the financial bailout, McCain put on a remarkable stage show, parading his knowledge of foreign...

Obama has a very well put together talk on Afghanistan (more troops, poppy trade, Pakistan, taking out al-Queda etc).  It is Obama at his most presidential. ...

Obama has a good litany of what McCain got wrong (WMD, treated as liberators, quick win, etc).  But McCain seems more persuasive when he argues...

In the first 30 minutes, I'd say that McCain has been setting the agenda, raising new topics  --  earmarks, federal spending, liberalism, nuclear power, government...

Obama seems to be flailing at times. Cars of the future. Rebuild infrastructure. Broadband in rural communities.  Solar power.  Health care.  We need to compete. More...