"The White House Rose Garden has just been restored... 'The Rose Garden has seen administrations come and go,' writes its original landscape designer, Rachel Lambert Mellon, in the September issue of House and Garden. 'It has fulfilled John F. Kennedy's vision of a garden that would endure and whose atmosphere, with the subtlety of its ever-changing patterns, would suggest the ever-changing pattern of history itself."
"Jesse and Pat and Donald and Ross would be nowhere without the new media and their need for in-your-face outrage. But even a pop-culture candidate can have an idea or two worth wrestling with.
"Opposition to immigrants is a long-held American tradition, especially during uncertain economic times. Buchanan's anti-immigrant pitch lost its strength in the 1990s, largely because the economy made a roaring comeback. Nowadays, the reality of 50 years of globalism, structural economic change and growing income inequality has given new fuel to xenophobia."
"I would center my presidency on three principles: one term, two-fisted policies, and no excuses. For voters it would be a business approach, and the best one available in the presidential marketplace. I'd lead by example."