Re: July 1 commentary “The challenge for a Supreme Court nominee? Being an unBorkable candidate.”
Jonah Goldberg fails to admit that some conservatives — such as the lamented Robert Bork — hold views that are outside the mainstream, views that many would consider radical.
The late Milton Friedman was a greatly respected conservative economist. Friedman derided the federal government. Friedman didn’t believe in public education — a radical, shocking view in my opinion.
Friedman’s opinion on public education — clearly out of the mainstream — hasn’t damaged his standing, but is a reminder that venerated conservatives might have values differing from much of the public. Jeff Daniels