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