Ed Driscoll

"If You Strike At The King, You Have To Kill Him"

Mark Steyn’s superb obit of Eugene McCarthy, which ran on dead tree in The Atlantic last month is now online. It begins:

If you strike at the king, you have to kill him. And, amazingly, Eugene McCarthy did. On March 12th 1968, the not exactly barnstorming Senator got 42.4% of Democratic votes in the New Hampshire primary and denied the sitting President even a majority of his own party