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?!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online