Clark Barrow

Clark Barrow

Clark Barrow currently works as a writer and research assistant for Herman Cain. In this position, Clark prepares a daily news briefing while also writing compelling talking points and commentaries for Mr. Cain.

For Mr. Cain's presidential campaign, Clark worked as the lead research assistant and debate prep coordinator. In order to determine campaign policy positions, Clark drafted concise policy memos on domestic and foreign policy issues and subsequently developed talking points on each issue for the candidate.
Clark played an integral part in developing the Cain campaign energy policy. Clark mediated the policy discussions among the Cain energy policy committee members and drafted the Cain energy policy for the presidential campaign. Key aspects of the Cain energy policy were used for portions of Mr. Cain's latest book, "9-9-9 An Army of Davids"

As campaign debate prep coordinator, Clark wrote and verbally delivered practice Presidential debate questions to Mr. Cain and challenged the candidate on his answers to strengthen debate performance. When the busy campaign schedule allowed for a full debate prep session, Mr. Cain overwhelming won the debate.

Clark began working with Herman Cain in 2008 as an intern for his radio show on News/Talk WSB in Atlanta, Georgia. After a short time, Mr. Cain became impressed with Clark's ability to produce content and background research for the radio show and the two developed a strong working relationship. After the internship, Clark continued to work with Mr. Cain as a ghost-writer and research assistant.

Clark graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication.

Articles by Clark Barrow:

Happy Tax Day? Er, OK . . . how about some stats about the U.S. tax code that will leave your mouth agape

A lot has changed in 100 years, and not for the better. It may be a holiday for Democrats, but it's not much fun for the rest of us. Yeah. Tax day. Happy happy joy joy. But do you really know the ins and outs of the U.S. tax code, and how it's changed over the course of 100 years? There's no way we can give you ... continue reading


Here's how to handle the complex Leviathan that is ObamaCare

Practical action steps. WHAT TO DO ABOUT OBAMACARE? ALREADY COVERED? – If you already have insurance, you don't need to do anything. NEED COVERAGE? – Good news! You actually don’t have to sign up for ObamaCare. Instead, you can avoid the public exchange and contact an ... continue reading


FCC backs off on plan to put monitors in newsrooms

Retreat. BIG BRO - After much criticism from conservative quarters, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided, at least for now, to withdraw plans for its proposed study of how media organizations gather and report news.   OPTIONAL - In a recent interview with The New ... continue reading


FCC wants to put government monitors in newsrooms?

Watching you. INTIMIDATION - Volkswagen's top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized.   EASY STREET - Between snow days, official holidays and the government ... continue reading


14 percent of adults 24-34 living with parents

Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again. STUCK AT HOME - A new survey shows that 29 percent of U.S. adults under age 35 are living at home with their parents, while 51 percent of those between 18 and 23 are living at home. In addition, 14 percent of Americans between the ages 24 ... continue reading


The first-term economic records: Bush vs. Obama

Miss me yet? Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Social Security Administration JOBS - At the end of President Bush’s first term, total non-farm employment in the U.S. consisted of 104,000 fewer jobs than ... continue reading


Real median earnings dropped in 3rd quarter, are down 3.2 percent since Obama took office

Also in today's Daily Briefing, a federal court strikes down the ObamaCare birth control mandate. DAILY BRIEFING - SUMMARY ·        WRONG WAY - The real median earnings of both men and women dropped in the third quarter of 2013 and are down 3.2 percent since President ... continue reading


Links to donation opportunities for Oklahoma relief effort

By CLARK BARROW - Give generously. Since we know that many Americans are eager to help with the Oklahoma relief effort, we thought it would be useful to provide a few links to organizations that are making a difference and can benefit from donations. Included below is a short list of relief organizations that are ... continue reading


Do you know all the ObamaCare sneak-a-taxes? Here they are!

By CLARK BARROW - Find out what's in it. OBAMACARE SNEAK-A-TAXES With even some of the Affordable Care Act architects warning that the implementation will be a ‘train wreck’, Americans for Tax Reform recently compiled a summary of the taxes set to hit the American people during the roll out. Included ... continue reading


Daily Briefing: Obama plans to teach young people how to budget responsibly

By CLARK BARROW - We are not making this up. DAILY BRIEFING - SUMMARY ·        TAX FREEDOM DAY - According to the Tax Foundation, Tax Freedom Day 2013 will occur on April 18, 2013, five days later than 2012.   ·        ARMS ... continue reading


Daily Briefing: Australia looks to avoid trading in U.S. dollars

By CLARK BARROW - Also, Obama limits press access like previous presidents wouldn't have dared. DAILY BRIEFING - SUMMARY · FORWARD - The Wall Street Journal this week reported on the troubling trend of college graduates getting stuck in low-skilled jobs, a problem that new research suggests may endure even ... continue reading


Daily Briefing: Hiring picks up, but it's still way behind pre-Obama levels

By CLARK BARROW - Plus, Obama not giving up on gun control. DAILY BRIEFING - SUMMARY · FORWARD - Employers are hiring more readily across the U.S., though only 14 of the nation's 100 biggest metropolitan areas have more jobs now than they did before the 2008-09 recession. · B456 - After its ... continue reading


12 key elements of employee engagement

By CLARK BARROW - Want to get the most out of your people? 12 KEY ELEMENTS OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT Want to know how to improve the attitude in the workplace? Well, just a few short steps can really turn things around. Polling organization Gallup, Inc. has identified 12 key elements that help produce engaged and ... continue reading


Daily Briefing: Obama to submit super-late 2014 budget on April 10

By CLARK BARROW - Also, FedEx founder says regulations make it very difficult to start a company today. DAILY BRIEFING - SUMMARY · FORWARD - The economy grew at an annual rate of 0.4 percent in the October-December quarter, the U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday. That was slightly better than the ... continue reading


Daily Briefing: Obama 2014 budget the latest ever

By CLARK BARROW - Also, number of Social Security recipients has increased sixfold in past 40 years. DAILY BRIEFING - SUMMARY · PERCEPTION - Amid the debate over the federal budget and the failure to come to an agreement to avoid the sequester, eight in 10 Americans are unhappy with how things are going in ... continue reading


Daily Briefing: CBO foresees no full employment during Obama presidency

By CLARK BARROW - Neither do the rest of us. DAILY BRIEFING - SUMMARY · FORWARD - The U.S. Congressional Budget Office is now projecting that the U.S. economy will never achieve full employment during the eight years Barack Obama serves as president. · COMPENSATION - More than half of the ... continue reading