This morning Nixonland author Rick Perlstein replies to The Age Of Reagan author Sean Wilentz at The New Republic’s site, and what he has to say will take Roger Stone’s mind off the question of which shirt to wear tomorrow, if only for a moment. The historian also promises to look into the question of just what moved Ronald Reagan to select Richard Schweiker as his running-mate in 1976, a move that’s puzzled me to this day.
In other news, what you’ve just read is the 1000th post since TNN started in February. As the subject of Wilentz’s new book (and Perlstein’s next) said on Election Night of 1984, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” (Or, to use words made famous by the man who entertained President Nixon and Italian President Sandro Pertini at the White House one April night: the best is yet to come.)