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Mama's Boy Presidents: Why Do We Keep Electing Them?

Erickson, Stanford

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ISBN 10: 1936372541 / ISBN 13: 9781936372546
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Title: Mama's Boy Presidents: Why Do We Keep ...

Publisher: Keith Publications LLC

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Since John F. Kennedy, seven of the last nine presidents of the United States have been Mama's Boys. Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush can be characterized as Daddy's Boys. Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, all experienced a unique relationship with their mother that some psychologists refer to as Mama's Boys. During times of crisis, many of our greatest presidents have been balanced Mama's Boys and balanced Daddy's Boys. Yet we also have been led by unbalanced and conflicted Mama's Boys and Daddy's Boys. Their presidencies have been less successful than their balanced counterparts. Although Mama's Boys have been among our best presidents, they also have been among the most dictatorial. Their emphasis on a strong federal government, one that tends to mother us, is threatening to undermine what has made this nation extraordinary. The premise of this book is that the personality, character, policy inclinations, campaign and management styles, and worldview of a U.S. president is largely influenced by his being a Mama's Boy or Daddy's Boy. The book documents this in the lives of five Daddy's Boy presidents and six Mama's Boy presidents.

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Stanford Erickson is a thirty-year member of the National Press in Washington, DC, and a former member of the Overseas Press Club in New York City. For more than twenty-five years as a Bureau Chief in Washington, DC, and a reporter and editor in New York City, he covered Presidents, Congress, Administrative and Regulatory Departments and Agencies. He interviewed Presidents and other world leaders and many of the many significant business leaders in the country.

As a journalist, he worked for Hearst, McGraw-Hill, Knight-Ridder and The Economist Group. As a journalist he worked in San Francisco, Korea, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and Philadelphia. He was a speechwriter in Washington, DC, and then headed up public relations worldwide for the largest U. S. ship company. He then returned to journalism, working for Knight-Ridder and The Economist Group and then, with investors, he bought and turned around Farm Journal.

Erickson started Media Integration Consultants in 2000, working to transformed primarily print media companies into content-rich Internet and print media companies.

In 2012, he published the non-fiction book, "How To Be Wiser Than Solomon" and the non-fiction book, "Mama's Boy Presidents:Why DoWe Continue to Elect Them."

His three-act play, "The Kennedys: An American Tragedy," had a live reading by professional actors before an audience in Seattle, Washington, in 2010. He  anticipates publishing a book of his comlected poems in 2014.

He received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Arts degree from Francisco State University and a Masters in Business from Columbia University. He has won numerous editorial awards and served on numerous educational and commerce boards.

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