Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Personal Asides: The Name is Cassius Lucius Clay And Whos the Most Obnoxious Republican Presidential Candidate?
Cassius Lucius Clay
The birth name of the world famed boxer Muhammad Ali is Cassius Lucius Clay, named after a distinguished Kentucky abolitionist politician who in turn was named after a Roman Emperor. Thanks to Frank Nofsinger, the peerless, who wrote the question and to those who got it right: Pat Hickey, D. J. Skaggs and the brilliant, ineffable Patricia Richardson!
The Most Obnoxious.
Who do you pick as the most obnoxious Republican presidential candidate and why? If asked that question in 1968 with the race including Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller and dark-horse Ronald Reagan, I would have said Richard Nixon hands down. But of all three, I favored him nevertheless (tell you why sometime). And I voted for Nixon, obnoxious or no, that November. Now you tell me who tops the field in obnoxiousness this year considering those announced, in exploratory committees, hinting their availability and waiting for lightning to strike.