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Re: Tucker Carlson, Commander-in-Chief

By on 5.23.08 | 11:07AM

I've always been a big booster of Tucker as an idiosyncratic mainstream pundit and an even bigger fan of his very fine, very funny work as a feature writer, if a bit mocking of his fanbase, so I personally would welcome his entry into the presidential race. Hearing these surprising rumors reminded me, however, of a passage from his far-too-overlooked book, Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites, in which he wrote briefly of the genesis of the beloved Buchanan Brigades of my New Hampshire youth:

In 1992, Pat Buchanan arrived at the same conclusion most talk show hosts come to sooner or later: I should be president of the United States. In contrast to most, he acted on it.

Is the prophecy about to be fulfilled?!

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