Tag Archives: Bob Graham

Flashback Friday: The “Graham Cracker” ticket wins the 1978 Election

Editors note: With Gwen Graham’s entrance into the Governor’s race recently, we have some recollections of the origins of the 1978 race where Graham’s father, Bob emerged from dark horse to Democratic nominee and then to Governor.  Noted Florida historian and author Robert Buccellato gives this vivid account of the origins of the Graham juggernaut that would […]

Flashback Friday: Underdog Bob Graham pursues the 1978 Democratic Nomination

Editors note: With Gwen Graham’s entrance into the Governor’s race this week, we have some recollections of the origins of the 1978 race where Graham’s father, Bob emerged from dark horse to Democratic nominee. Noted Florida historian and author Robert Buccellato gives this vivid account of the origins of the Graham juggernaut that would win five […]

U.S. and Saudi Arabia: A cold “peace”, Part II

Part One can be found here  In August of 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and stationed four tank divisions on the border of Saudi Arabia. Osama Bin Laden offered the services of his mujahidin soldiers, based in Afghanistan, to defend Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia sought the protection of the U.S. military and President George H.W. Bush […]

U.S. and Saudi Arabia: A Cold “Peace”, Part I

  A number of issues have recently come to a head between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.  The most important is the Saudi Arabian connection to terrorism.  This question is being decided in the federal courts, the U.S. Congress and between both countries.    60 Minutes recently produced a story on the “28 Pages” of […]

Flashback Friday: An interview with Robert Buccellato

On Thursday we reviewed the soon to be released book Florida Governors Lasting Legacies (Images of America). Recently, I sat down with author Robert Buccellato for a candid chat about the legacy of Florida’s Governors and the challenges of leadership today in the Sunshine State. The lessons of Reubin Askew, perhaps Florida’s greatest governor were foremost […]

Lessons of Hope and Caution from Gwen Graham

Gwen Graham’s victory was the one bright spot on election day, defeating Steve Southerland in Congressional District 2.  Her win gives hope for the red areas of the state, especially in the panhandle where Crist’s defeat was cemented, and gives hope for Democrats in rural North Florida in places that Democrats have not dared run […]

Flashback Friday: A look back at two great Florida Democrats

With an election around the corner and a chance to liberate Florida from the 16-year dominance of a single party who has essentially plundered this state and its citizens. During the period of GOP dominance in state elections (1998 to present) Florida has become a national laughing-stock. Today, we look at two great living Florida […]