The Corner

Newt’s Prospects

Good luck to Newt, whose views on pretty much everything I like.  I still say, though, that no-one who has a squeaky voice can be elected President now.  Teddy Roosevelt pulled it off, but that was before mass media.

(And my only evidence for TR having had a squeaky voice is Gore Vidal’s saying so… perhaps not the most waterproof testimony…)

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