Sunday, November 20, 2016
Letter from a Former President to a Future One, Almost 30 Years Ago
By Nicholas Stix
The letter was reportedly from December 21, 1987.
Seeing this reminded of the time, during spring training before Johnny Bench’s rookie season, 1968, when Ted Williams singed a baseball to him:
"To Johnny Bench, a Hall of Famer for sure."
And the parallel is stronger still: Today’s Democrats seek to drive Trump from office, if necessary by inciting his assassination.
(Bench had been up for the proverbial “cup of coffee” the previous September, but had hit only .163, and was still officially a rookie.)
It is no longer widely known that a man named Samuel Byck sought to assassinate President Nixon, and while he never got close to the President, Byck murdered two men and gravely wounded a third, in the attempt.