Best Political Comeback by an Ex-Senator (2002)

Gary Hart

Gary Hart's not afraid to say "I told you so," and he did just that, beginning with a Playboy interview in February in which the magazine called him the "former senator who predicted the attacks on America." In fact, Hart got lots of play because of a report he issued in 1999 when he was co-chairman of the U.S Commission on National Security/21st Century. The conclusion of that report read: "Americans will become increasingly vulnerable to hostile attack on our homeland, and our military superiority will not entirely protect us. Americans will likely die on American soil, possibly in large numbers." Yikes! Will Hart's newfound popularity be enough to boost him into the national political spotlight or even compel him to run for office again? It sounds like Monkey Business to us.

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