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 where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.