Tom Schieffer

Politics & Policy |
November 23, 2009

The Schieffer candidacy

It never really got off the ground. Tom had just been out of the game for too long. The conservative Democrats who had been his political allies during the seventies, when he served in the Legislature, had ceased to exist as a political force. I had the opportunity to meet…

Politics & Policy |
March 8, 2009

The Week in Review

This post has been revised since its initial publication. 1. The Tom Schieffer candidacy. Patricia Kilday Hart and I interviewed Tom Schieffer about his race for the Democratic nomination governor. Interestingly, Schieffer asked to go off the record before the interview to discuss the events that led to his being…

Politics & Policy |
March 2, 2009

Let’s talk about this gap on your resume…

Fort Worth businessman and former Ambassador Tom Schieffer announced his exploratory committee for the Democratic nomination for Texas governor at a Capitol press conference this morning, and here's the "take away message" he'd like us to seize on: He's a successful businessman and former elected Democratic elected official, who voted…