As a political commentator, Senior Vice President William S. Bike provides a progressive viewpoint—with an edge.
Many progressives and liberals in the last 30 years have become whiny wimps. That’s not how Bike operates. He’s an outspoken, “give ‘em hell” progressive in the mode of the straight-shooters of history: Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Mike Royko, Eleanor Roosevelt, Studs Terkel.
Bike has a background in journalism—and in community and political activism. He literally wrote the book on politics: Winning Political Campaigns, a how-to handbook on political campaigning. Politicalbook-reviews.com said, “From a practical, political operations standpoint, it is the best book out—yet.”
He’s as comfortable in front of a microphone as he is in his own living room. James A. Cox, a producer and host for WYOU-TV in Madison, WI, said that, in a broadcast setting, “Bill Bike is articulate, knowledgeable, personable, and professional.” Bike, who holds a B.A. in political science from DePaul University, has been a journalist since 1979.
Bike has covered politics and written scores of editorials for the Gazette, a community magazine published near downtown Chicago, since 1983, and has written on politics for several national publications. Author of three books, he also was communications chair of the political organization Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century from 1997 to 2004.
To promote his three books, he has made frequent radio and television appearances around the United States, discussing subjects such as how to get elected, the silliest things politicians have done, Watergate, and the presidential hopefuls.
Bike provides a unique, energetic brand of commentary welcomed by broadcast producers around the country.
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“The Politics of Presidential Foreign Trips: from Roosevelt to Obama,” William S. Bike Speech at East-West University, Chicago. See it on Vimeo.
Selected articles by William S. Bike
“Negative Campaigning: Advice for Attacker and Attackee,” The Heartland Institute.
“Time to Follow the War Powers Act,” OpEdNews.com.
Review of major league baseball player Ron Santo’s book, For Love of Ivy, in the baseball publication Nine.