I remember that Bob Novak was discussing the reasons for the crash. He cited the Bork nomination — the rejection of Bork and all the viciousness surrounding it. He was hooted at for this. I myself thought it belonged in the psychological mix, actually.
But then I would, wouldn’t I?
Sometimes, in the dark of night, I remember the war on Bork and sweat a little. (I exaggerate — some.)