CLARK CAN’T REMEMBER
Steven Taylor reports the first of what will likely be several quibbles on the part of Wesley Clark as he makes the conversion from tabula rasa to political candidate:
Asked whether he had voted for Republicans along the way, Mr. Clark said, “I don’t even remember.” Had he voted for a Republican for president? “I imagine that I voted for Reagan at one time or another,” he said.
Clark is, if nothing else, a bright man. He’s also a highly political animal. That he can’t remember whether he voted for Reagan is absurd.
I’m not sure what’s to be gained by this approach, to be honest. I’d think he’d win a lot more points with, “Yes, I voted for Reagan, twice. Hell, I’ve always voted for the Republicans. Here’s why I’m now a Democrat. . . .”