When Bill Buckley ran for mayor of New York in 1965, he offered the voter "the internal composure that comes of knowing that there are rational limits to politics." It was the most sublime campaign promise of all time, and he wound up with 13 percent of the vote. He could take pleasure in knowing that Aristotle would have endorsed him.
The U.S. presidential race of 2008 is not a fight in which Aristotle has an obvious dog. It may have hit its low point early when Hillary Clinton suggested ever so tactfully the other day, in a decidedly non-Aristotelian moment, that Barack Obama may yet be assassinated. You go, girl!
June 04, 2008
Quote of the Day
From Joe Sobran's column yesterday: