“In the 1990 campaign against Gantt, for example, a Helms television ad showed a white man’s hands crumpling a rejection notice from a company that had used an affirmative action program to hire a black job candidate.”
...I remember that ad...it was hated by the Left because it pointed out the hypocrisy of using racial quotas in hiring....the last time I saw Helms was at Clinton’s impeachment...he passed by in the Senate hall on his scooter...he looked very frail and in poor health then...I’ll miss him.
He hesitated on retiring in 2002 but I guess it is good he did. It gave him time to rest and spend with his family. If he had not survived this term then he might have been replaced by a Dem. How sad would that be.
Jesse was such a nice man on a personal level too. Even lefties said he was always polite to them. There was a news story about how the evil left wing Sen Lowell Weicker trashed Jesse as an extremist once during a debate on school prayer. Moments after the debate ended Jesse turned to Weicker and offered him a mint. He certainly had class.