“A very tiny group of journalists representing Taki’s Magazine, The American Conservative, and, uh reason, had a lengthy lunch today with Bob Conley, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina, running against Lindsey Graham. Conley’s an engineer who hasn’t held office, ran (“crawled,” he corrected us) for another office in Indiana with little success, and was utterly ignored by the Democratic establishment until he won his primary. Once he did, they had to deal with a candidate who’d held leadership positions in the Reform Party and the GOP, and who’d voted for Ron Paul in this year’s primary.

In Conley’s mind, conservatives have no place in the GOP anymore: They’ve been bamboozled by politicians who do nothing on their issues once they’re safe in office.”

On his political pedigree: “Pitchfork Pat [Buchanan] plus Dr. No equals Flat-top Bob.”

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