This Week’s Guests on John CATS Roundtable Radio Show include(Sunday, June 21st 2015):
◉ Governor Mike Huckabee (Arkansas) – served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas (1996–2007). He is an announced candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016. When he ran in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, he won Iowa Republican caucuses and finishing second in delegate count and third in both popular vote and number of states won. As Governor he left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on the less expensive approach of prevention than the costly big-government approach of intervention. Governing Magazine named him as one of its “Public Officials of the Year” for 2005, and Time Magazine honored him as one of the five best governors in America. Following the 2008 elections, Huckabee hosted the Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee, before ending the show in order to run for President in 2016. He is an ABC Radio political commentator on The Huckabee Report. In Governor Huckabee’s just released book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” he discusses the myriad differences he has seen between those who live in the blue, coastal “bubbles” and the “bubbas” of the red flyover states.
◉ Carly Fiorina – is running for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. Ms. Fiorina was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from California in 2010. Fiorina served as an advisor to Republican John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Carly started out as a secretary for a small real estate business, eventually she would become a leader in technology, business and charity. Fiorina served as chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005. As CEO of HP, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business. Fiorina was considered one of the most powerful women in business during her tenure at Lucent and Hewlett-Packard. Since leaving HP, Carly has focused on giving back. She has served in a large number of advisory and policy-making positions for national and state governments. She has also led a number of charities and nonprofits, serving as the Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, which annually hosts CPAC; the Chairman of the world’s largest product philanthropy organization; and the Chairman of a Christian faith-based organization that helps lift millions out of poverty worldwide.
◉ Governor Jim Gilmore (Virginia) – was the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002. He is a member of the Republican Party. Although Governor Gilmore has not announced his candidacy for President in 2016, he has been barnstorming the early primary states. From January 2001 to January 2002, Gilmore was the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. A “Draft Gilmore for President” group was formed in August 2006 encouraging Gilmore to run for president. On December 19, 2006, Gilmore announced he would form an exploratory committee to “fill the conservative void” in the race in 2008. Gilmore is the President & CEO of the Free Congress Foundation, a conservative think tank which was founded by Paul Weyrich. Gilmore has also served as Chairman of the National Council on Readiness & Preparedness, a homeland security program focused on community involvement and public/private partnerships. He is also President of USA Secure, a non-profit homeland security think tank based in Washington, D.C.. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association and is a political commentator on Fox News.
◉ Christopher Ruddy (Newsmax) – a noted journalist and entrepreneur, is CEO and president of Newsmax Media Inc., one of the nation’s leading news media companies. In 1998, Ruddy founded Newsmax, a multimedia publishing company that publishes online and offline content in the fields of news, politics, health and finance. Newsmax.com ranks consistently as one of the country’s most trafficked news Web sites. A Newsweek cover story named him as one of America’s top 20 most influential news media personalities. Ruddy sits on the Board of Directors of the Financial Publishers Association, the industry organization representing investment publications that reach 25 million Americans monthly. For all of Mr. Ruddy’s Conservative credentials, Mr. Ruddy supports the Clintons. During the Clinton Foundation visit to Mozambique, Ruddy blogged for the Clinton Foundation website, “The Clinton Foundation demonstrates that public-private partnerships and strategic engagement of private citizens, community members, and local governments can achieve great results in health care.”
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