I keep waiting and wondering where the GOP leaders are, who will stand in the places left empty by the passing of great minds like William F. Buckley, Jr. May he rest in decided peace, if he can get used to the idea.
Thomas Sowell may have the staying power and likability necessary to win over a newer audience, but I think there is less patience for following logic in the public discourse these days.
The NYT's article is not a bad write up, actually, and I think it would take quite a while to detail all the wonder that was his life and his influence. I loved his spy novels, especially.
I'm all over the map in my thoughts here, and I'll need to sort it out in a later post. But dammit, the yawning abyss left by his departure cannot be filled by Newt, or Sowell, or Safire.
He'll be missed. Maybe his passing will remind the GOP that nobody lives forever, and they'd better get busy procreating true Republicans before they vanish altogether.
Because I'd really like to vote for a real Republican again some day.
Godspeed, Mr. Buckley.
History simply doesn’t gift us with an overabundance of figures like these...
No, I guess not.