Ed Driscoll

Correcting the Buchanan Speech Myth

Nick Schulz, my editor at Tech Central Station, corrects one of the legends that the media has created (“If we say it’s true, it must be. Because we’re the media”) about Pat Buchanan’s speech in 1992. Despite revisionist spin to the contrary, Buchanan’s speech actually helped Bush #41 in the polls, just as Zell Miller’s speech is helping his son.

And since Bush #43 isn’t running away from it, he may have learned that lesson as well.

(Just to reiterate a point that Nick makes as well in his article: I’m not a Buchanan supporter, and as he tacks farther and farther into kooksville, I’m very happy that he’s no longer associated with the Republican party.)