Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee, Will maintains, has been damaged politically by the Senate fillibuster compromise, which has also hurt John McCain BIG TIME among members of the Republican base. (I thought to myself in 2000, "If we can just beat McCain this time, we won't have to worry about him again, because he'll be so old by 2008." Guess I was wrong.)
Will describes Allen in glowing terms:
One of his father's mantras was ``Hit hard and good things will happen.'' The son, who as a University of Virginia graduate headed Young Virginians for Reagan in the 1976 nomination contest with President Ford, has Reagan's knack for expressing strong views in an unthreatening manner."
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