Carl Golden

Biden is weak, but Republicans are embarrassing themselves
Month after month, poll after poll, a majority of Americans express their dissatisfaction with the Biden administration over virtually every issue of concern – domestic and foreign...
Joe ‘It’s not my fault’ Biden
With President Joe Biden's approval ratings lodged stubbornly on the minus side – some by as much as 30 percent – his re-election campaign team seems to be teetering in the verge of desperation to strike a message and drive a narrative to halt t..
The struggling Biden campaign
The Biden campaign is floundering – directionless, unable to formulate a coherent second term vision and battered by a series of national polls that place his public standing at historic low levels for an incumbent president seeking re-election...
The yawn-inducing election of 2024
In nine months, Americans will select a president, choosing between two candidates despite numerous poll findings that a majority of voters prefer neither one. (Nikki Haley notwithstanding)...
Biden can’t run on his record, so he’s running on Trump
Following months of wrangling over strategy, direction and messaging, President Biden’s campaign brain trust has seemingly settled on a re-election theme – if former President Trump returns to the White House, American democracy and all the inhe..
Biden gets a potential political rescue from Republicans
For three years, the Biden administration has engaged in denial, blame shifting and half-truths before conceding the southern border is in crisis...
Moment of truth coming for Republican presidential candidates
Following last week's fourth – and final – 2024 presidential debate sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, increased attention has turned to the continued presence of former New Jersey Gov...
Biden continues to face political headwinds
Stung by a succession of high profile polls showing President Joe Biden trailing former president Donald Trump among crucial swing state voters, the White House and its allies in Congress have scrambled to calm jittery nerves and reassure donors and..
More Republican candidates need to follow Pence’s lead
Former vice president Mike Pence was the first domino to fall, drawing increased focus and pressure on the remaining single-digit candidates for the Republican presidential nomination to confront the harsh reality that victory will not be theirs...
Speaker fiasco an embarrassment for Republicans
As the Republican effort to select a Speaker of the House stumbles and staggers ineffectually into its third week, it has deteriorated from drama into farce...
No one’s buying Biden’s flip-flop on Trump’s wall
There exists an “acute and immediate need” for a border wall in the Rio Grande Valley – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Oct...
‘Bidenomics’ is a hard sell to Americans
Every presidential campaign requires a slogan – a pithy message in six words or less to convey a candidate’s vision, principles and qualifications to serve as leader of the free world...

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About Carl Golden
Carl Golden is a senior contributing analyst with the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He served as press secretary for New Jersey Gov. Thomas H. Kean (1982-1990) and as communications director for New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman (1994-1997). His commentary appears on editorial pages of newspapers in New Jersey and Philadelphia as well as on news websites
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