Rick Tyler

Political Analyst for MSNBC

Rick Tyler is a thought-provoking Political Analyst for the MSNBC Cable News Network offering a broad perspective to unfolding political events.  A s a professional political strategist, Rick has helped hundreds of candidates prepare for the rigors of campaigning for public office. He is Co-Founder of Foundry Strategies, a strategic, communications consulting firm specializing in helping political and corporate clients reach their leadership potential by honing their communications skills.


Rick was the National Spokesperson for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’ presidential campaign. In the 2012 election cycle, Rick was a senior advisor and spokesman to the Winning Our Future PAC, a pro-Newt Gingrich for President Super PAC.  Prior to joining the PAC, Rick was a key member the former House Speaker’s team for more than a decade serving as Gingrich’s advisor and spokesperson.


As lead trainer for GOPAC and trainer for the Leadership Institute, Rick has trained thousands of candidates, citizens, and public officials and their staffs in the United States and countries around the world including Canada, Italy, Greece, Japan, and Israel to lead successful campaigns for elected office.


Rick has been invited to speak to many professional groups, committees, and state legislative caucuses. He was a guest lecturer at both the Institute for Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Robert J. Dole Institute for Politics at the University of Kansas, and is currently a guest lecturer at the Global Center for Political Engagement and The George Washington University.


A gifted communicator, Rick has appeared hundreds of times on national television news shows including MSNBC; Fox News Channel; CNN; CBS News; NBC News; ABC News; PBS; HBO; CNBC; CBN; Bloomberg News; BBC; CBC; RTE; and Al Jazeera.

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Still RightAn Immigrant-Loving, Hybrid-Driving, Composting American Makes the Case for Conservatism
Thomas Dunne Books

Since 2016, “conservative” has come to mean “supportive of the policies of the Trump Administration": building his "wall," enacting ruinous tariffs and limiting trade, alienating our allies and kowtowing to dictators, spending wildly, and generally doing the very opposite of what conservatism actually calls for. As a result, millions of Americans are struggling to reconcile their lifelong political identities with what their traditional political party now stands for.

Rick Tyler, MSNBC's leading conservative analyst, shows they are still the ones in the right by making the case for real conservatism, one grounded in principles of liberty, the history of freedom, and simple reason. He explains why it's necessary to have a global view of the economy—and how that includes immigration. He demonstrates the need for protecting our nation with a strong military as well as protecting the planet itself. He discusses what conservatism really asks when it comes to children, healthcare, taxes, and elections.

In the end, he reclaims conservatism for conservatives—and proves that it's the best way forward for America.

Still Right: An Immigrant-Loving, Hybrid-Driving, Composting American Defends Conservatism Rick Tyler is a thought-provoking Political Analyst for the MSNBC Cable News Network offering a broad perspective to unfolding political events. Eschewing partisan spin, Rick gives his audience an unvarnished analysis of the meaning behind political posturing calling balls and strikes without regard to whose team strikes out.

In this talk, Rick takes his audience on a tour-du-force through America’s political history and how political ideologies were formed and how they became associated with political parties. But Rick offers a counter-intuitive perspective on issues conventionally thought of as liberal or conservative like the environment or gun control. Rick convincingly shows how competing ideologies have served America well and why we must replace the current practice of vitriolic political division with robust healthy policy debates in order to maintain our leadership role on the world stage.

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Praise for Still Right "Rick Tyler's Still Right reminds readers what real conservatives still believe and why those values will outlast Donald Trump and reverse the damage caused by his bloated budgets, record debts, and reactionary policies.” —Joe Scarborough

"[A] jolt of common sense." -Publishers Weekly

“The Republican Party has become anti-conservative. Still Right exposes this truth by reminding us it’s not about saving the Republican Party but more about clarifying what conservatism is and isn’t. Rick Tyler offers a raw and incisive examination of why conservatism matters; and why it remains an important governing philosophy for those of us who are still right.” -Michael Steele

"Rick Tyler has written a remarkable book that describes how the GOP threw overboard the conservatism of Ronald Reagan and John McCain. To read his crisp, lucid, straight-forward book is to rediscover what made the Republican Party great and why it's in need of a rebirth of principles." -Donna Brazile