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Remembering Howard Phillips

jtepper Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 11:39 AM
Howard Phillips has all of the fame that he deserves.
Howard ("Howie") Phillips was unique.

The year was 1987 and the Reagan administration had announced the INF Treaty to limit short-range nukes. Many conservatives were opposed. I elected to host a press conference to make that point publicly.

The night before, we met privately. As ringleader, I issued a directive: No attacks on Ronald Reagan. Our beef was with the treaty, not with the Gipper. My co-conspirators agreed unanimously. But while we were meeting President Reagan was sitting down for an interview with Tom Brokaw and said about conservative opposition, "Some conservatives just believe in the inevitability of nuclear war."

Bad choice of words....