The Spectacle Blog

Re: Wrong from the Middle

By on 1.28.08 | 4:13PM

I'd say there are a couple of reasons for Buchanan's on-air ubiquity. First, he's good at the television medium. Second, his dissident conservative status is a product of debates since the end of the Cold War. Those with longer memories remember Buchanan as a red-meat guy during a time when relatively few conservatives had access to the mainstream media.

As far as constituency is concerned, in the 1996 presidential race Pat Buchanan turned out to have a much bigger fan base than Phil Gramm, the favorite of conservative elites. The 2000 race, of course, was another matter.

Like this Article

Print this Article

Print Article

More Articles From W. James Antle III