11/25/2011 09:55 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2012

My Hour With Tom Wicker

I was sent by Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign to coordinate an event in Ohio towards the end of Gore's candidacy.

After it ended, I gave Tom Wicker a drive to the airport.

Turns out he was a close friend of Harvey Sloane, who had run for governor (and later senator) in Kentucky and we had a number of common friends.

We talked far more candidly than a journalist and campaign staffer should but I got his insights on a variety of campaigns and candidates going back to John F. Kennedy.

One of the better hours in my life.

A fine man who made a huge impact on the world, the presidency and the modern media.

Don McNay, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, CSSC is the bestselling author of the book Wealth Without Wall Street: McNay, who lives in Richmond Kentucky, an award-winning financial columnist and Huffington Post Contributor. You can learn more about him at

He is the Chairman of the Board for the McNay Settlement Group ( which provides structured settlement consulting for injury victims, lottery winners, and the families of special needs children.

McNay founded Kentucky Guardianship Administrators LLC, which assists attorneys in as conservators and setting up guardianship's. It is nationally recognized as an administrator of Qualified Settlement (468b) funds.