Sick of U.S. politics today? Tired of the daily deceptions, the smallness? Read about real statesmanship. Explore the story of Walkin’ Lawton Chiles, governor and U.S. senator from Florida. He loved meeting people, loved learning from them. He knew the land, knew how it was and how it had changed. He knew himself, his limits and his strengths, in a way that is rare in today’s political class.
I’m prouder than ever of my years producing Walkin’ Lawton, my bio of Chiles.
It’s been nearly 20 years since Chiles died, and time has burnished his legacy. No politician in Florida since has come close to positive impact. No one has united the people like he did. And there are few on the national stage like him .