The Advocates – with Doug Garr, talking about presidential politics 7-23-08


“The Advocates”


Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

July 23, 2008

All archived Shows at:


Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  Our special guest is Mr. Doug Garr, an author, writer, editorial consultant, speechwriter and former Editorial Director of the New York State Urban Development Corporation.

Doug Garr, a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications has written for magazines, newspapers, and CEOs of companies like, JP Morgan, Hewlett-Packard, and Network Appliances. He has written books on Lou Gerstner of IBM, investing, and Silicon Valley. He wrote economic speeches for former Governor Mario Cuomo, and he is currently working on two new books. He has a life-long interest in politics.

The Advocates will focus on “Presidential Politics in the Post FDR Era.”

Mr. Garr and I will discuss some of the pivotal elections, which include the following:


·        Truman- Dewey-Wallace-Thurmond, 1948

·        Eisenhower –Stevenson, 1952

·        Kennedy-Nixon, 1960

·        Nixon-Humphrey-Wallace, 1968

·        Carter-Ford, 1976

·        Reagan-Carter-Anderson, 1980

·        Clinton-Bush-Perot , 1992

·        Bush-Gore, 2000



Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”


The Program is sponsored by the Green Briar Adult Home, in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY.

One can find my essays on FDR and other subjects at and one can also see and hear all of the archived shows at:  Over the next few weeks we will be discussing politics and especially FDR with authors, Doug Garr, Dr. HS Goldsmith and Robert Schlesinger.


Richard J. Garfunkel






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