Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan REPRepublican

American politician and commentator

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Pat BuchananREPRepublican American politician and commentator
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Patrick Joseph Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American paleoconservative author, political commentator, columnist, politician, and broadcaster. Buchanan was an assistant and special consultant to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. He is a major figure in the modern paleoconservative movement in America, and his writings, morals, values, and thinking have continued to influence many paleoconservatives. In 1992 and 1996, he sought the Republican presidential nomination. In 1992 he ran against incumbent president George H. W. Bush, campaigning against Bush's breaking of his "Read my lips: no new taxes" pledge, as well as his foreign policy and positions on social issues. At the 1992 Republican National Convention, Buchanan delivered his "Culture War" speech in support of the nominated President Bush. In 1996, he ran against eventual Republican nominee Bob Dole, but withdrew after getting only 21 percent of Republican primary votes. In 2000, he was the Reform Party's presidential nominee. His campaign centered on non-interventionism in foreign affairs, opposition to illegal immigration, and opposition to the outsourcing of manufacturing from free trade. He selected educator and conservative activist Ezola Foster as his running-mate.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Columbia University School of Journalism
Georgetown University
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Switched from Republican Party to Reform Party on 10
Switched from Republican Party to Reform Party on
White House Communications, Reagan Administration
1985 - 1987
Advisor to Presidents Nixon and Ford
1971 - 1974
'A Republic, Not an Empire'
'The Great Betrayal - How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy'
'The Capitol Gang'
1988 - 1992
CNN 'Crossfire'
Mutual Radio 'Buchanan & Co.'
Other Experience1 - 3 of 3
The American Cause (TAC)
Founder, Chair
1993 - Current
American Council of Young Political Leaders
1974 - 1979
Coalition for the American Cause (CTAC)