Legendary Political Analyst, Commentator, Presidential Candidate and former Director of Communications for the Regan Administration
Patrick Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and was the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. Buchanan is currently a columnist, political analyst for MSNBC, chairman of The American Cause foundation and an editor of The American Conservative.
From 1966 through 1974, Mr. Buchanan was an assistant to Richard Nixon, and from 1985 to 1987, White House Director of Communications for Ronald Reagan. In 1992, Mr. Buchanan challenged George Bush for the Republican nomination and almost upset the President in the New Hampshire primary. In 1996, he won the New Hampshire primary and finished second to Sen. Dole with three million Republican votes.
In 1966, Mr. Buchanan became the first full-time staffer to Richard Nixon in his legendary comeback. He traveled with the future President in the campaigns of 1966 and 1968, and served as special assistant through the final days of Watergate.
Born in Washington, D.C., educated at Catholic and Jesuit schools, Pat Buchanan received his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia in 1962. At 23, he became the youngest editorial writer on a major newspaper in America, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Journalist and Speechwriter
On leaving the Ford White House in 1974, Mr. Buchanan became a syndicated columnist and founding member of three of the most enduring talk shows in television history: NBC’s The McLaughlin Group, and CNN’s Capital Gang and Crossfire.
In his White House years, Mr. Buchanan wrote foreign policy speeches, and attended four summits, including Mr. Nixon’s historic opening to China in 1972, and Ronald Reagan’s Reykjavik summit in 1986 with Mikhail Gorbachev.
Books and Publications
Pat has written over ten books, including many New York Times best sellers: A Republic, Not an Empire; The Death of the West; Where the Right Went Wrong; State of Emergency; Day of Reckoning, and Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War. His most recent book, Nixon’s White House Wars, was published in May 2017.
Pat is currently a columnist, political analyst for MSNBC, chairman of The American Cause foundation and an editor of The American Conservative. He is married to the former Shelley Ann Scarney, who was a member of the White House Staff from 1969 to 1975.
A Conservative View From Washington
Pat Buchanan analyzes the day’s top political and cultural headlines, examining current policies under discussion and how they could change the country’s future. With incisive analysis and articulate opinions, Buchanan discusses the battle over national sovereignty, the global economy, American foreign policy and the future of the traditional values coalition.
Day of Reckoning
Pat discusses the current financial crisis, and how greed, irresponsibility, and flawed ideology are tearing America apart, with an emphasis on what needs to change in order to recover from the current economic crisis.
State of Emergency
Pat's discussion of the failure of our immigration system, and how America needs to secure her borders to be able to flourish once more as a nation.
Where the Right Went Wrong
Pat talks about how the Republican party lost sight of itself, and what lies ahead for the conservative movement.