Welcome to Practically Political

With our nation bitterly divided and our political system mired in gridlock, Practically Political is a platform designed to encourage reasonable Republicans, Democrats and Independents who still believe in facts, civil debate and compromise to engage in serious dialogue. Our articles, podcasts and social media efforts present commonsense ideas, in-depth discussions and respectful interaction focused on solving problems and moving the country forward.

No More Politics As Usual

For those of you who have followed our platform over the last few years, you’ll notice that we’ve changed our name from Practically Republican to Practically Political. The truth is, we have found that “practical Republican” has unfortunately become an oxymoron in Washington. So we’re now addressing concerned citizens from all political backgrounds who are issue-oriented realists, rather than driven by strict ideology and partisanship. What America needs right now are pragmatists and I hope you will join us in an ongoing dialogue about what practical politics can and should mean today.


Practically Political with Dave Spencer

Practically Political with Paul Gilbert

As part of a regular feature where pragmatists talk politics, Dave Spencer sits down with Practically Political Executive Producer, Paul Gilbert. Their conversation focuses on the political and legal challenges facing the White House and the future of the Republican Party.


Practical Thinking

Don’t Bet on Trump in 2020

Looking ahead to the 2020 election, here’s a bold prediction. Donald Trump has no chance of winning a second term. Why am I willing to go out on this limb, given the unwavering loyalty of his base and with the economy doing so well? It’s very simple: I believe he will choose not to run again. What! you say. With his ego? Let me explain.

A Message from Founder Dave Spencer


As a fifth-generation Rockefeller, my family has a long history of public service. But I’m not running for office. I’m simply a concerned citizen who loves his country and has a passion for politics. My goal is to connect reasonable, rational Americans who, regardless of their traditional political affiliations, will vote the candidates, the issues and their consciences. Whether we like each other or not, we must each put country over party.

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