Found on Twitter, the Wall Street Journal reports that Jack Kemp, the former NFL and AFL quarterback, congressman, and GOP vice presidential candidate in 1996 passed away at age 73. Sadly, the great free-market champion had been diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of the year.
Kemp “should have led the ticket in ’96” Patrick Ruffini adds, noting that “Kemp was probably the first political figure to get me excited about being a Republican.”
Related: Newsbusters illustrates how warn out and endlessly recycled the legacy media playbook is with a look back to 1996: “Flashback: In Backhanded Bias, Kemp Choice Spurred Talk of ‘Haters.'”
More: “Freedom is for everybody. That’s what Jack Kemp really stood for.”