| RE: william f buckley|
There are two aspects of a politician we can consider when investigating such a question: (1) statecraft, or political talent; and (2) ideology.
Political talent is something that Bill Clinton has and Ronald Reagan had. Both were good politicians. Adolf Hitler is the greatest example of all. Bill Buckley I don't think would be very talented at high political office.
When addressing ideology, I would point out what I always remember of Buckley; and that is his labelling of Pat Buchannan as anti-Semitic after the later accused the Israeli Defense Ministry of having an "amen corner" in America. Buchanan's statement was so mild, and it was just a statement; he wasn't advocating any violent action against anyone, just a stereotyping statement. And according to counterrevolutionary thought, stereotyping is acceptable. This anti-racist philosophy that is going around needs to be destroyed, and I thank Jim Kalb for speaking out against it. Anyone who engages in "ant-racism" is no counterrevolutionary, and so I would place Buckley outside of the counterrevolution.
Buckley would be better than either Gush or Bore as Buckley (I believe) is not within the Repocrat/Dempublican mainstream.