The Spectacle Blog

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?!

Like this Article

Print this Article

Print Article

More Articles From Shawn Macomber