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Williams can't duck campaign pushes
By Robert Stacy McCain in The Washington Times
February 9, 2007
Conservative [-libertarian] economist Walter E. Williams
says he's flattered at being urged to seek the 2008
Republican presidential nomination – even if the draft
committee is headed by a cartoon duck.
The "Mallard Fillmore" comic strip has spent the past two
weeks promoting the George Mason University economics
professor as a 2008 candidate -- with some success,
judging from [Dr.] Williams' e-mail in-box.
"I've been inundated," the 70-year-old Mr. Williams said of
responses to cartoonist Bruce Tinsley's strip, which has
prominently featured Mr. Williams' e-mail address
(wwilliam@...). "I've only gotten one or two ugly
[e-mails], and I've gotten hundreds" of positive messages.
A popular syndicated columnist who often fills in for
Rush Limbaugh when the top talk-radio host is on
vacation, Mr. Williams said in a telephone interview
that he was surprised when Mr. Tinsley began a series
of "Draft Walter Williams" cartoons Jan. 29.
"I found it very funny, and I found it quite flattering as well,"
said Mr. Williams, whose column appears in The Washington
Times, as does the "Mallard Fillmore" strip.
The idea for the series was simple, Mr. Tinsley said: Mr.
Williams is "an actual conservative, and who better to run
for elective office than somebody who's been writing his
ideas down for us to read for years? He can't waffle.
Also, Adam Smith and Bill Buckley weren't available."
Like many other conservatives, the Indiana-based cartoonist
[Bruce Tinsley] said he's less than enthusiastic about the
current crop of Republican presidential contenders.
"Philosophical conservatives are tired of 'moderates,' who
try to be all things to all people and end up pandering to
those who wouldn't vote for them in a million years,"
Mr. Tinsley said in an e-mail. "Reagan was genuinely
conservative, take it or leave it. And it worked."
…Right now, however, Mr. Tinsley says he's "not giving up" on
his campaign to promote the candidacy of Mr. Williams.
The George Mason professor says he shares Mr. Tinsley's
disdain for career politicians.
"I personally think that if we chose the president of the
United States at random, we'd get a better president than
any president since Ronald Reagan," said Mr. Williams.
Mr. Williams' own '08 favorite is Rep. Ron Paul, Texas
Republican and a 1988 Libertarian Party presidential
nominee, who last month announced the formation of an
"If the framers of the Constitution were somehow to come
back, Ron Paul is one of possibly only three people in
Congress that they'd even talk to," said Mr. Williams,
adding that most politicians have a "generalized
contempt" for the values of the Constitution.
The biggest obstacle to his own candidacy, Mr. Williams
said, is his wife of 47 years, Conchetta [aka “Connie”].
"She said that if I ever thought about it seriously, she'd
assassinate me," he said.
While his age (he'll turn 71 next month) might seem a problem to a
presidential run, Mr. Williams says he is in excellent health, thanks
to a regimen that includes a personal trainer, bicycling, two glasses
of wine each day – and smoking half a pack of cigarettes daily. "My
grandfather smoked a pack of Camels a day, drank almost a half-
pint of Old Grandad every day and died when he was 94," he said.
Though he has no plans for trips to Iowa and New
Hampshire, Mr. Williams would not completely rule out a
2008 run for the White House.
"I've learned that one should always keep his options open,"
he said. "You should never say never, but I haven't gone
to the trouble of forming an exploratory committee."
"Draft Walter Williams" for US President
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