Even those who disagreed with his politics liked the man himself. I’ve always been grateful to him because when he ran for president in 1972 I, at the callow age of 18, realized that if the man was supposed to represent everything I believed in, I had to rethink my beliefs – the man’s policies were just crazy. That’s when I found libertarianism.
Wonderful story of his trying to run a bed and breakfast in Stratford and being driven out of business by our state’s and the federal government’s regulations. He had one of those “if I’d known then what I know now” moments and became a champion of fewer, if not no, regulations on people and businesses. He had a good long life, served his country during the war and was still capable of learning in his advanced years. Pretty cool guy.