Posts Tagged ‘Rich Nadler’

Adam Schaeffer remembers Rich Nadler: “Rich knew you don’t win people over by saying nothing”

Friday, June 5th, 2009


Rich Nadler gave a lot and had much more to give to conservative and libertarian causes. As the formulation goes, I didn’t agree with everything Rich said, but . . . no kidding . . . how often do people agree on everything? Rich was intense, intelligent, and totally incomparable.

Rich wore many hats and did many things, but I met him through his aggressive conservative outreach to minorities. He knew that we can hardly expect black or Hispanic voters to be persuaded or shift their votes if they almost never hear a conservative argument. So he wrote, produced, and aired ads that went straight to black and Hispanic audiences with undiluted conservative messages on school choice, taxes, regulation and abortion. No handwringing or apologies or softened messages. Rich knew you don’t win people over by saying nothing.

Bottom Line Comm.: Rich Nadler Passes Away

Sunday, May 31st, 2009


Nadler was the author of political biographies on Sen. Phil Gramm and commentator Pat Buchanan, and a contributor to such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, National Review, Policy Review, Insight Magazine, Education Reform News, and Human Life Review. In 2006, he co-edited the Daily Dispatch, a military blog reporting every weekday on the war in Iraq.

“Rich was always passionate about a side he took in any debate and well-prepared,” noted Kris Ketz, morning anchor on KMBC-TV9. “He was a good guy on and and off the set. Sad”
Nadler was the assistant B’al Koreh (Torah reader) at the Torah Learning Center of Overland Park, Kansas.

“Rich Nadler was a visionary always on the cutting edge of any subject he tackled. His knowledge was encyclopedic with an unsurpassed brilliance for extracting the last ounce of meaning from his carefully researched data.
“If there is a stereotype of the traditional Talmudic scholar, Rich epitomized its finest elements. I will miss him greatly.” — John Altevogt