Steve Forbes

Articles about Steve Forbes by USPP contributors

Conscientious Forbes couldn’t excite voters” (Matthew J. Tinguely and Kelila Kasim. St. Cloud Times, February 20, 2000, p. 11B.) — America likes to pick accomplished politicians for president. For most voters in 2000, General Dwight D. Eisenhower — the most recent exception to that rule — is known only as an historical figure. … For most Americans, Forbes’ decision to pull the plug on his campaign was mere formality, not a stop-the-press event. Though few bothered pausing to ponder why he withdrew, Forbes himself nailed the bull’s eye in pinpointing the reason for his failed bid when he said, “After what has happened in the last seven years in this town with the Clinton-Gore administration, people are looking for biography, for character.” …Full report

A lot can be compared between Forbes and Gore” (Suzanne Wetzel and Aubrey Immelman. St. Cloud Times, January 9, 2000, p. 9B.) — Recently, in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly ambushed one of us with the question, “Why is [Steve Forbes] running so hard [for president]?” At the time, we could muster little more than a lame “Steve Forbes is difficult to read,” deflecting the question for the time being. But the question is an important one — both for voters and for those with an academic interest in presidential politics and the personality beneath the political persona. …Full report