Pat Caddell died yesterday from complications of a stroke. He and his good nature will be missed.
We met Mr. Caddell on the Hillsdale Cruise to Hawaii last summer. For a guy who was a Democrat pollster for decades, he sounded surprisingly conservative in his lectures on the ship. We enjoyed his stories of political campaign polling, and we were surprised by the vehemence of his anger at the lies told by some liberal polling outfits.
He was always honest (unlike some he told of), and had a great sense of humor about history, and the part he played in it.
May he rest in peace.