The General Finds Some Roots
NOW that he is a contender, General Clark is enduring not-so-subtle attacks that question his party loyalty. After all, it was only weeks ago that he confirmed he was a Democrat.
But even after admitting that he had voted for Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, General Clark is going to great lengths to prove he has deep Democratic roots. Consider his appearance last week at DePauw University in Indiana.
"This is a Methodist school, isn't it?" he asked his audience, which assured him that it was. "There's something in theology about the prodigal son. My father — my real father — was a Jewish lawyer in Chicago. Many years ago, I found a little gold card. And it said, `Delegate, 1932 Democratic Convention, Chicago.'
"I'm just coming back."