Tom Piatak has started a good discussion thread over on the ChroniclesÂ websiteÂ concerning some comments Jonah Goldberg made on The Corner concerning the revival of Buchananism and Sam Francis’ Middle American Radicals or MARs, complete with snide, smartass comment about Francis rotting in hell, which is typical of man who would be nothing if he wasn’t in the right place at the right time.
It’s been over 10 years since Pat Buchanan was in his moment of triumph after winning the New Hampshire primary. I see that Bay Buchanan is joining the Tancredo campaign. I hope she’s not counting on Buchanan Brigades re-forming to join Tancredo. Some will be with him I’m sure. Some will be with Paul or Duncan. Some are now with the CP, some scattered to the four winds and out of politics and some are no longer with us.
I’d like to hears some thoughts about Buchananism from those who were a part of his campaigns or supporters, I think that would be a good topic for an article on Etherzone.com. Looking back, it was a mish-mash of different ideas, not all cohesive but few movements are. It was a coalition of different conservative groups and even some libertarians but once Murray Rothbard died in 1996 the whole thing began to fall apart and by 2000 what had happened in New Hampshire died on Election Day when Buchanan got snared in the Florida re-count mess.
Please chime in with some reflections……