I'm as right-wing as a Reagan Democrat can get, but even I can't swallow the Quayle nomination.
Quayle is a spoiled rich boy who's not very bright, has no guts, and has gotten as far as he has because of his family's money. We Reagan Democrats may be blue collar, but we aren't stupid. Why not Jeane Kirkpatrick? Pilot George Bush just put his candidacy into an irreversible tailspin.
The Times received 429 letters on Quayle's nomination; 294 were critical of his nomination, 112 supported him, and 23 took no stand.