The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 December 2005

The place to be

The Warrior Monk remembers Gene McCarthy, and another iconoclast from the opposite side of the field:

I can't help noticing at least some similarity with another politician whose bid for the White House famously failed in the 1960s: Barry Goldwater. They started from opposite ideological poles and antagonistic parties, but over time their contrarianism seemed to push them toward idiosyncratic spots in a sparsely populated middle region from which they might have been just close enough to shake hands.

I suspect that "middle region" has thinned out even further over the years.

Posted at 6:18 AM to Political Science Fiction