Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The Original Conservative - William F. Buckley
William F. Buckley was the epitome of the academic elite. One problem though. He was a Conservative and drove the liberals nuts. He actually defended Senator McCarthy and his actions against the Communists. The entertainment industry never forgave him for it. He refused to endorse Eisenhower and Nixon because he believed they were not true Conservatives. He had no problem questioning George Bush's conservatism. But he didn't hesitate to support Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. It would have been interesting if he had entered the fray this election season as to who's more Conservative. He was Rush Limbaugh's idol. His legacy lives on in The National Review.