Political Leadership:  Michael Goodwin

By | November 4, 2021

[November 4, 2021] I’ll begin with the caveat that Michael Goodwin would probably disagree with the title of today’s article.  He would not consider himself a “political leader.” If I had to describe his political views, I would say he is a conservative, but that might be misleading.  Mr. Goodwin is the New York Post’s chief political columnist and frequent contributor to Fox News.

Categorizing this man is not easy, but you can get an idea of how he thinks through his articles and Twitter comments.  Reading his Tweets is a look into his mind and understanding what a great thinker is up to.  Goodwin is direct.  He pulls no punches.  I like that. It’s what I like about his articles and his writings.  That is also why the political left hates him with such passion.

With wit and humor, Goodwin jabs you in the chest with his comments.  If a politician (Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio), military leader (Mark Milley, Lloyd Austin), or businessman screw up, he is right there to call the shots as he sees it.  There is no holding back.

“Another week, another series of fumbling, mumbling and disasters. How low can Joe Biden go?  Once again, the common theme was weakness. At home and abroad, he is shrinking the presidency before our eyes.” – Michael Goodwin, October 30, 2021

Ouch!  Please tell us what you think, Michael.  Senior leadership is about getting the right results; it has nothing to do with ideology or your intent.  If you don’t produce results that matter, you fail.  Go home and sit in your basement. Don’t let your shadow fall on the rest of us, Goodwin might say.  No surprise that he calls out the greatest political and military failures of the last decade.

This is what makes a great newspaper columnist.  Going to bat by playing politics with politicians is something no honest reporter would do.  And, Goodwin is not hesitant to call out his competition in the New York Times (where he worked for 16 years).

Recently, Michael Goodwin was asked, “Do you have any advice for aspiring journalists?”

“Done. Dare to. Writing, interviewing, talking, and thinking on a deadline are fundamental skills. It’s all in the mind. Those skills will always be in demand, keeping you relevant and functional.

Skill comes with age. It’s a skill. I don’t think so. You get used to it.” 1


  1. https://www.arenagadgets.com/michael-goodwin


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15 thoughts on “Political Leadership:  Michael Goodwin

  1. Dog Man

    Thank you for bringing Michael Goodwin to your leadership blog. I’ve always been impressed by what he rights. Hard to argue with his logic or his selection of topics.

  2. Silly Man

    Thank you, Gen. Satterfield for raising up the idea that Michael Goodwin is someone to look upon as a political leader. I agree that he would probably not like that description but it is very much true. Well done. Keep up with this mini-series you have going.

  3. Karl J.

    Michael Goodwin, I too read every article he writes. If you don’t know about him, just do a search on the Internet and read his writings. You will not be disappointed.

    1. Pooch T.

      👍👍👍👍 All thumbs up on Our Longest Year in Iraq. Great book.

  4. Max Foster

    Michael Goodwin, the more I learn about him, the more impressed I am. He was smart enough to realize that working for the NYT was not doing him any good. That “newspaper” (using it loosely as it is now a communist propaganda arm) has gone full WOKE and only prints “news” when it aligns with their Marxist ideology. Nothing else matters to them. They can now claim they are morally superior to us underlings. Just like the Nazis of the 1930s and 40s; we know where that lead.

    1. Kenny Foster

      Right Max. The similarities of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia are there for all to witness. Their methods of eliminating those who think differently and the subjugation of humans is a tragedy that is massive on a scale unseen in human history. Where that should take us, from the standpoint of ideas, should be obvious. But, the Democrat Party and others continue to move in that very direction.

      1. Bryan Z. Lee

        Excellent comments. Yes, I do see many headed down this path of racial discrimination and attempts to make it the law of the land. Very bad for America. It is a failed experiment in social engineering. We’ve seen the millions of death from that experiment and should never go down that path again. but we are.

        1. Gil Johnson

          No surprise there with the likes of an idiot, show sh** himself when visiting the Pope. Ha hahahahh….. crazy is as crazy does and Joe BIden is now the putz in charge of us all. Heaven forbid me from saying more nasty things.

        2. Janna Faulkner

          Just look at the two articles in Daily Favorites from Gen. Satterfield to see more on this very issue.

    2. Valkerie

      Same here Max. I agree that M. Goodwin is the right guy to read with a great analysis of current events. I’m a big fan. General Satterfield is right to highlight him in his blog.

  5. Audrey

    I read the NY Post everyday. It is an oasis of free thinking. Not like the communist NY Times.

    1. Cat A Miss

      I guess that the New York Post is “unwoke” …. to use the term of Gen. Satterfield from yesterday. Spot on comment, Audrey. You and I think a lot alike.


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