Pat Buchanan
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Pat Buchanan

Republican

American politician and commentator

Alabama
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Pat Buchanan

American politician and commentator
Summary
Experience
82
Years of Age
5
Years of Experience
ALResidence (state)

Patrick Joseph Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American paleoconservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster. Buchanan was an assistant and special consultant to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. He ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election. He co-founded The American Conservative magazine and launched a foundation named The American Cause. He has been published in Human Events, National Review, The Nation, and Rolling Stone. He was a political commentator on the MSNBC cable network, including the show Morning Joe until February 2012, and now appears on Fox News. Buchanan has been a regular on The McLaughlin Group since the 1980s. His political positions can generally be described as paleoconservative, and many of his views, particularly his opposition to American imperialism and the managerial state, echo those of the Old Right Republicans of the first half of the 20th century.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
Columbia University School of Journalism
MA
1962
Georgetown University
BA
1961

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 8)  
Switched from Republican Party to Reform Party on 10/25/1999
Switched from Republican Party to Reform Party on
Director
White House Communications, Reagan Administration
1985 - 1987
Advisor to Presidents Nixon and Ford
1971 - 1974
Author
'A Republic, Not an Empire'
1999
Author
'The Great Betrayal - How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy'
1998
'The Capitol Gang'
Moderator
1988 - 1992
CNN 'Crossfire'
Host
Experience
Mutual Radio 'Buchanan & Co.'

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
The American Cause (TAC)
Founder, Chair
1993 - Current
American Council of Young Political Leaders
1974 - 1979
Experience
Coalition for the American Cause (CTAC)