St. Louis Rotary Club 11 | St Louis, MO

Political Debate Without the Drama | John Hancock & Mike Kelley

“Republican John Hancock and Democrat Michael Kelley are political rivals and friends. There is no animosity when they joust on-air.”

“Hancock and Kelley are the odd couple of politics.

Hancock, a Republican, and Kelley, a Democrat, are political consultants who used to lob grenades at each other when they were executive directors of their political parties.

But there was no animosity when they joust on-air. No yelling. No personal attacks. No name-calling.

While they disagree on most everything political, they have become friends. They counter each other calmly, often with humor. Off the air, they give each other personal advice, attend each other’s office parties, go to baseball games together.”