There have been many eloquent words written in the last day or so about the death on Wednesday of William F. Buckley Jr. Many conservatives pointed out that it was Buckley who led them to their philosophy.
For others, it was Buckley’s andGore Vidal’s 1968 debates that led them to the passion behind politics and the art of personal punditry.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.