June 9, 2012
Will Mitt be Jack or Arnie?
Now that Romney has clinched the GOP nomination and everyone can drop the annoying adjective "presumptive," which the MSM has used derisively, Team Romney is sure to get lots and lots of solicited and unsolicited advice on how to manage the campaign ahead. I'll leave issues of substance to others and focus here on style. Should Romney run the way Jack Nicklaus played golf or the way Arnold Palmer did? It is widely acknowledged that Palmer made golf in America. He is often referred to as "The King," just as Elvis was. Arnie's beginnings were also humble. His father was head professional and greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania, where Palmer grew up playing golf; he would go on to purchase the club in 1971. A dutiful son, Palmer made sure everyone remembered his father and especially the trees he had planted at Latrobe: when a pine between the first and eighteenth hole died and was in the process of being cut down, Palmer arranged to...(Read Full Article)