Talk about “crawling through broken glass” to vote for someone — if Sowell had entered the political arena instead of the think tank all those years ago he could have been the next Reagan. Instead we got Newt and some other DNFs.
You’re right, it’s very sad he didn’t because we wouldn’t be facing this mess now.
Talk about crawling through broken glass to vote for someone if Sowell had entered the political arena instead of the think tank all those years ago he could have been the next Reagan. Instead we got Newt and some other DNFs.
The tragedy is that the politicians of the Republican Party didn't select him for their VP candidate. Ideally, that Reagan might have done it - tho to give Reagan slack, Sowell really made his name with Knowledge and Decisions, and that book came out right before Reagan won the nomination. But any Republican POTUS nominee since Reagan should have nominated Sowell for VP. By now, tho, Sowell is too old - would tell you so himself.
The framers of the Constitution tried to create a system which could select wise leadership such as Professor Sowell, but it has been corrupted into almost a popular vote system. For example, in 2000 the FL legislature should by all rights simply have named their electors directly, as the Constitution explicitly directs, instead of allowing the issue to fester in court. That would have been controversial, of course - but it should have been seen as the legislature's duty nonetheless. The alternative was for the courts to arrogate the legislature's authority, as we saw.