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Buchanan talks politics at GPACBy Michael Graham
Former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan dove deep into his political experience March 20 as part of UNCP’s Distinguished Speaker Series in GPAC.
He listed who he thought were the front runners in the 2008 presidential race so far, listing his top three in both political parties.
Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards made the list for the Democratic Party.
Buchanan, who acted as senior adviser for President Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford and President Ronald Reagan, also gave insight into the state of the current presidency.
He said he thought that President Bush is constantly being viewed as incompetent.
Buchanan said that President Bush started to seem disinterested and out of touch soon after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.
The appointments of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to replace Sandra Day O’Conner and Chief Justice William Rehnquist met Buchanan’s approval.
“What we have isn’t immigration,” said Buchanan, “it is more of an invasion.”
Buchanan fielded questions and comments from the crowd covering subjects such as terrorism and the economy.