He's very obviously the villain in almost any political drama or even remotely politically themed film- the corrupt and right-wing machine politician, the chippy scion of a much more competent and charismatic politician- but Aaron Sorkin would absolutely make him the hero with the stirring speech who gets the girl.also I just learned Andrew was the one that came up with “vote for Cuomo not the homo” lmao
The Cuomo vs Koch was a race to the bottom and Mario's lowest moment.also I just learned Andrew was the one that came up with “vote for Cuomo not the homo” lmao
Well, funnily enough researching Ford’s running-mates was how I got to the mess of Baker ‘76 - he was the frontrunner for the post until Joy Dirksen was hospitalized, and given the norms of the time that disqualified him from the race. Ford then wanted Ruckelshaus but instead opted to go for a Reagan-approved candidate, which is how Dole got the job.Okay, but this is really good. Baker '76 being an absolute mess is something I love – it really seems like he should have been Ford's running mate, doesn't it?
Did Ford really want to be Goldwater's running mate? Perlstein says so, and he speaks as unto a god, but wow!
Great stuff! I kind of think Perlstein should really be required reading for American politics nerds like us.