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
83
Years of Age
5
Years of Experience
ALResidence (state)

Patrick Joseph Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American paleoconservative political commentator, 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. In 1992 and 1996, he sought the Republican presidential nomination 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 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. In 2002, 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, later appearing on Fox News.

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
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)