Let's Talk Sense...
Saturday, September 16, 2000 Volume XXV, No. 27
Roswell, New Mexico
In this issue:
Man Bites Dog:
Let's Talk Sense... endorses Lieberman!
(A Story From the Archives)
Other Stories from 1988
Let's Talk Sense... forecast demise of Quayle
From the Archives
Let's Talk Sense endorses Lieberman
There it is, buried on page 3 of the October 19, 1988 issue of Let's Talk Sense to the American People, an article titled "MAN BITES DOG: LTSTTAP endorses Democrat for U.S. Senate." (Ref. Volume XIII, No. 13)
Here's what it says:
"Proving that we are bipartisan, we are proud to announce our support for Connecticut Attorney General Joseph Lieberman in his race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Lowell Weicker. No, Mr. Lieberman is not particularly bright or talented. It is just that his opponent, the selfsame Mr. Weicker, is, for lack of a better description, well, a genuine horse's ass. We have no illusions about Connecticut being better served by Mr. Lieberman, it probably will not be, but the Republican Party will be.
"How would we feel if the Republicans had a chance of capturing the senate, and needed Mr. Weicker's seat to maintain control? Don't know. Since that isn't a possibility this year, the question is rendered moot."
True story. Joe Lieberman went on to upset Senator Weicker by 10,000 votes, 688,499 to 678,454. The rest, as they say, is history. And Let's Talk Sense...was there.
Other Stories from October 1988
From the article just above the "Man Bites Dog" piece, was this line:
"The first thing that comes to mind in thinking about a Bush victory is that Bush will win only one term." (Page 3, Vol. XIII, No. 13)
It went on to say:
"...unless he is exceptionally successful, the prospects of which are slim, he will be hard pressed to duplicate the Reagan record. Democrats will control both houses of Congress for all four years, and, after another frustrating defeat in the presidential contest, their obstinacy and obstructionism, already considerable, will grow almost to the point of governmental paralysis.
Then, this gem:
"I will predict that Dan Quayle will be the first Vice President dropped from the ticket since 1940 [Editor's note: I don't know why I forgot about 1976, but that is what I wrote in 1988] "He may remove himself early on, after party elders have shown him he has absolutely no future in the pursuit of higher office, which is, without a doubt, true...the best option available to the Republican Party is to remove Mr. Quayle...after the electoral votes are counted on January 6, but before the inauguration, January 20. Mr. Quayle would resume duties as senator...and President Bush could invoke the 25th Amendment after taking office, naming a new Vice-President.
In the next issue...
Who's Going to Win?
Electoral College Analysis---
Beginning in the East (127 electoral votes)
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, D.C.