For John, BLUF: I will be feeling for the Democrats if the Republicans retain the House. They will not be able to comprehend it. Nothing to see here; just move along.
"'I bear a very heavy burden of responsibility,' [Gary] Hart says, picking at a 'game plate' of elk, buffalo and quail at The Fort restaurant outside of Denver."
"If all that stuff had not happened and if I had been elected, there would have been no gulf war. H.W. wouldn’t have been president. W. wouldn’t have been president. Everything would have changed. I don’t say that to aggrandize myself. It’s just, history changed. And that has haunted me for thirty years. I had only one talent and it wasn’t traditional politics — I could see farther ahead than anybody."
Alternative History is a fun genre to read (or write).
From The Althouse Blog, based on a 2 November 2018 article by Old Gray Lady columnist Maureen Dowd, "Trump and the Hart-less Presidency/After 30 years, Gary Hart still wonders what might have been."
Here is the the end of the Blog Post:
Dowd began the column with an admission that she can't understand her own country:To quote Mr Ed Driscoll, at the InstaPundit:As we fantasize about a parallel universe, where America is not a joke and our president cares about other human beings, the same questions keep swirling in our heads. What has happened to this country? Can he be stopped? When will it end? How the hell did we get here?As we fantasize... We? "We" must mean We, the People of the more European part of America.
PAULINE KAEL, CALL YOUR OFFICEThere is apparently a message from Maureen Dowd, asking to meet for drinks.
Hat tip to Althouse.
Regards — Cliff