Matt Towery is a graduate of England's Cambridge University and Florida's Stetson University Law School (Cum Laude). Matt Towery is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, and at age 30, he was his party's nominee for Lt. Governor of Georgia.
Matt Towery has served as campaign chairman for Newt Gingrich and chief strategist for numerous national political campaigns. He is known for his bipartisanship. Matt Towery became the first and only Republican to preside over the Democratically controlled Georgia House prior to leaving politics in 1997.
Towery is an attorney, businessman and successful author. His first major book, Powerchicks: How Women Will Dominate America, received national attention in publications ranging from The Washington Post to Ladies Home Journal. Matt Towery has appeared on national programs ranging from ABC's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher," FOX News' "The O'Reilly Factor," CNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," NBC's "Leeza," and CNN's "Talk Back Live" and "Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff." Towery continues to appear on national talk shows and recently authored the book Mean Business: The Insider's Guide to Winning Any Political Election.
Matt Towery has written columns for publications ranging from trade magazines (such as Hollywood's Daily Variety) to daily newspapers and monthly magazines.
As a businessman, Towery was CEO of his family-owned Color Graphics, the South's largest commercial sheet fed printing company. He sold the company to Mail Well (NYSE) in 1997. He currently serves as chairman and CEO of InsiderAdvantage.com, a subscription-based source for advanced information about government and public issues for corporations and the media. Its GovernmentBids.com division is the most active site on the Internet for information about government contracts.
Matt Towery lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children.
The president, the politicians and the media will work the public and Wall Street into a frenzy, and we will have another of our national panic attacks leading to an eleventh-hour compromise.
Now we have literally seen it all. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida takes a few sips of water in delivering the Republican response to the State of the Union address, and it becomes the coldest "splash" the media have allegedly seen in years, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- with gasoline as high as we've seen it -- advocates increasing the gas tax, spilling an entire gallon of potentially politically flammable liquid with virtually no media interest.
For most in the political commentary business, labels come and go. I've read reactions to columns throwing about labels like "RINO" (Republican in Name Only) and "Establishment," coupled with others using terms like "radical," "ultraconservative" and "Neanderthal."
Gomer Pyle, USMC, in his 80s, just got married to some guy from Hawaii; some player from Notre Dame had a dead virtual girlfriend who really wasn't alive; and the media are reporting that we've been out of the recession since March of 2009. Well as Gomer would have said, "Golly!"
Speaker John Boehner finally declared this week that President Obama's goal over the next few years is to "annihilate" the GOP.
For years now, we've heard from all types, ranging from the "over-informed" to the just plain ignorant, claiming that under President Obama the nation isn't just moving towards "socialism," but rather in a direction in which liberty truly disappears quickly and tyranny creeps in and takes its place.
For my money, the single most talented voice in the modern history of talk radio is retiring later this month. Not "one of" the most talented -- the most talented.
Oh, the carnage. President Barack Obama played his cards masterfully, as the Republican Party once again caved in one of his endless games of legislative chicken.
Here's a New Year's wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending "GOP Establishment" made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who -- by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians -- consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing.
If you are reading any opinion column during the Christmas season, you are likely an individual who seeks out information and observations, and comes to your own conclusions. In other words, you are a "thinking" man or women, and whether you ever agree with a single word I write, I nevertheless both congratulate and give thanks for you. And this column is for you.
I remember it well. It was Christmastime 1995, and much of the business establishment seemed furious with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich. As his political chair, I was hearing them out. Moreover, I was by then CEO of one of the nation's largest producers of corporate annual reports -- big-ticket items -- so I was listening intently.
Regardless of how the so-called "fiscal cliff" ends, one thing is clear: The combined group of Americans whose age comprises either the last few years of the "baby boom," which is said to have ended in 1963, and most of the so-called "Generation X," which followed and ended in 1984, will collectively get the worst end of a deal that, as a whole, they do not want -- when and if ever Congress and the president quit playing their games of alternative threats and capitulation.
Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was on cruise control to win a 2014 bid for re-election until he made a comment on a station in Macon, Ga., that ignited a political firestorm. In essence, Chambliss hedged on a prior pledge never to raise taxes, stating that in light of the "fiscal cliff" the country is facing, his devotion to the nation was more important than a 20-year-old statement or pledge. That's when the fireworks started.
After several weeks of endless postmortems of the 2012 presidential contest, Republicans seem to be trending in most articles as being in disarray and with little hope of regaining the White House for years to come, if ever in our lifetime.
To claim that one has read a great deal about the assassination of John F. Kennedy is not unique. That's why the tragic day of November 22, 1963 led to a cottage industry of conspiracy books, non-conspiracy books, videos and movies. Best to say that the topic of Bill O'Reilly's new best-seller Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot has been one of intense interest to me for many decades.
Many a pundit, such as yours truly, wrote columns explaining the fact that so many polls in the presidential election were skewed in the direction of Democrats and thus not reliable.
Sometime after Tuesday's election, we will learn who won the presidency for the next four years and just what led to the result. But in the meantime, here are some general issues related to the 2012 presidential cycle that deserve consideration.
While this topic has been covered, it is now time to put real "meat on the bones" to explain why polling in this year's presidential contest, not just nationally but in many of the battleground states, may be off when compared to the actual results.
Most political pundits know that presidential debates, particularly these absurd "town hall" debacles, are more about who makes a gaffe or has an "oops moment" than about who brings the better policy to the table.
It may be temporary and fleeting, but for the moment, the amazing performance of Gov. Mitt Romney and the complete flop of President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate has either propelled Romney to frontrunner status or at least made him competitive in critical swing states -- and it also appears to be improving the chances of other Republican candidates around the nation.
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