from The Great Debate:

Actors may make good presidents, reality stars are something else

April 26, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX29OJ4

(L) President Ronald Reagan at a news conference in Washington, October 19, 1983. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon; Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Rome, New York, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

from The Great Debate:

Ronald and Nancy: Love, in and out of the limelight

March 7, 2016

FILE PHOTO MARCH 1985 - President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy kiss on their wedding anniversary in the White House March 4 1985. Ronald Reagan, the film star turned politician, swept into office as the 40th U.S. president on a conservative revival that changed America's political and economic landscape for years to come

President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy kiss on their wedding anniversary in the White House, March 4 1985. REUTERS/Archive

from The Great Debate:

Trump fits GOP’s celeb infatuation – but it doesn’t make him a winner

February 2, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as his wife Melania listens at a campaign rally on caucus day in Waterloo, Iowa February 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Donald Trump speaks as his wife Melania smiles beside him at a campaign rally on caucus day in Waterloo, Iowa, February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from The Great Debate:

Ted Cruz needs an issue if he wants to win – and this is it

January 28, 2016

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Senator Ted Cruz (L) and President Ronald Reagan REUTERS

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) would be wise to avoid the mistake Ronald Reagan made early in his 1976 insurgent campaign to supplant President Gerald Ford as the Republican presidential nominee. Cruz needs a crystallizing justification -- a signature issue.

from The Great Debate:

Has Obama really changed America?

January 12, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama reacts while talking about Newtown and other mass killings during an event held to announce new gun control measures at the White House in Washington January 5, 2016.  The White House unveiled gun control measures on Monday that require more gun sellers to get licenses and more gun buyers to undergo background checks, moves Obama said were well within his authority to implement without congressional approval. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama reacts while talking about Newtown and other mass killings during an event held to announce new gun control measures at the White House in Washington January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

from The Great Debate:

Why it’s still worth being president of the fractious United States

December 6, 2015

A man holds a sign reading "Obama Bin Lyin'" before a campaign rally with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Columbia, South Carolina January 11, 2012.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2W5YS

A campaign rally with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Columbia, South Carolina, January 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Primaries are what keep the GOP out of the White House

October 28, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Carson gestures towards Trump during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gestures towards Donald Trump (R) during the second official GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

from The Great Debate:

What would a Rush Limbaugh campaign for president look like? Ask Donald Trump.

September 9, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media during the National Federation of Republican Assemblies at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Nashville, Tennessee, August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

from The Great Debate:

Strange bedfellows: Donald Trump and the white working class

August 24, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room after a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Yes, Donald Trump can win, but here’s what it will take

August 17, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets attendees at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop in Des Moines

Donald Trump greets people at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young