George Putnam was what I’d call a first - but he often irritated me and other conservatives, yet he was a soul mate we always tuned in to listen to. And, once in a while he showed up at GOP meetings to speak!
He could be abrasive, no doubt about it. His heart was in the right place, and for his age he was running circles around me.
His string of presidential interviews was considerable. I believe it was 11, although my memory may be playing tricks on me.
He came from a different generation, one we are paying for losing.