What a pleasant conversation we had when I had dinner with Dan Quayle earlier this year. Quayle didn’t dominate the conversation as my wife Jo Ann and I might expect from a former Vice-President; he was gracious and a good listener.
Dan talked about his support for some form of private Social Security accounts for younger workers, under the age of 40.
He also said he was planning to pursue the presidency in the year 2000, but didn’t want to announce that publicly yet. (Quayle quit his bid for the presidency in the 2000 election after the Iowa Strawpoll in 1999.)
Jo Ann and I had met Dan Quayle 10 years earlier at a Howard Ruff conference, and we talked about those days and what Howard was up to these days.