Patrick J. Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three American Presidents. From 1966 through 1974, Pat Buchanan was confidant and assistant to Richard Nixon. In 1974, Pat Buchanan served as assistant to Gerald Ford. From 1985 to 1987, Pat Buchanan was White House Communications Director for Ronald Reagan.
In December 1991, Pat Buchanan challenged President George Bush for the 1992 Republican presidential nomination. Buchanan ran in 33 state primaries, receiving 3 million Republican primary votes.
Pat Buchanan's professional career began in 1962 when, at age 23, he was chosen as the youngest editorial writer on a major newspaper in the United States, the St. Louis Globe Democrat. His political career began three years later, when he signed on as the first full-time staffer in what would later be called "The Resurrection of Richard Nixon." During Buchanan's eight White House years, he traveled with President Nixon as one of the 15 member official delegation to open up the People's Republic of China, and he was present at Mr. Nixon's final Moscow-Yalta summit in the summer of 1974. Pat Buchanan was with President Reagan at both his first and second summits with Mikhail Gorbachev, at Geneva and Reykjavik.
Pat Buchanan has written six books, including the New York Times best-seller, A Republic Not an Empire, and a Washington Post bestseller about growing up in the nation's capital, Right From the Beginning. His newest book, Death of the West, was released at the end of 2001. An honors graduate in English and Philosophy from Georgetown University Pat Buchanan received his master's degree from the Columbia School of Journalism in New York in 1962. Pat Buchanan's articles have appeared in publications ranging from Human Events and National Review to the Nation and Rolling Stone. Pat Buchanan has been a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" and host of Mutual Radio's "Buchanan & Co."
In February 1993, Pat Buchanan founded The American Cause, an educational foundation dedicated to the principles of freedom, federalism. limited government, traditional values and a foreign policy that puts America first.
Pat Buchanan is married to the former Shelley Ann Scarney.
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"So sue me."
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What are we doing?
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