Hugh Hewitt writes:
the election of 2004 is shaping up as the clearest choice since 1972
The implication being, Richard Nixon was clearly the best choice 31 years ago. This strikes me as peculiar, mostly given Nixon's criminal abuses of presidential power, but also his many horrendous policies (price controls, to name one). But then, I was four years old at the time, so maybe I just can't grok the McGovern Menace. That's why I asked the non-Democrat readers of my personal Web site last year who they'd vote for in the '72 election, given everything we know now. To my lasting shock, Nixon trounced McGovern, 12 to 2, in the incredibly unscientific poll. I would be curious to hear reactions to any of this from Hit & Run readers.