Politics: The Bill & Bobby Show

POLITICS The Bill & Bobby Show

Robert F. Kennedy and William F. Buckley Jr. have much in common. They are both young, attractive, wealthy, Roman Catholic, of Irish descent and Ivy League background. Both married daughters of wealthy families and chose to spend their lives in politics (and related professions) rather than in merely enlarging the fortunes their industrious fathers gave them. Both are aggressive combatants.

There the similarities end. Senator Kennedy is a liberal Democrat who is pitching his woo farther left. National Review Editor Buckley, who last year ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York, wants to make the Republican...