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Ashcroft For President?

He ran for the GOP nomination it in the 2000 cycle, but dropped out early–earlier than was necessary, it seemed at the time. I watched it all very closely, because an article on candidate Ashcroft was one of the first things I wrote for NRODT after joining the magazine in 1998. I have no inside information here, so this is just raw speculation. He is a very ambitious man. He is currently 63 years old and was hospitalized for pancreatitis earlier this year.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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