By Andrew Mangino

OMAHA, Neb., 1:30 p.m. — I spoke to John Lewis Gaddis, the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military & Naval History and one of Scott Kleeb’s GRD ’06 chief inspirations for entering politics, by telephone last night.

How does the so-called dean of Cold War historians, who donated several thousand dollars to Nebraskans for Kleeb, feel the night before his former head TA faces election day in his bid for the United States Senate?

“Well, obviously I wish him the very best. It sounds kind of bleak, though. From the “little bit that I read,” Gaddis added, “he doesn’t seem to be getting as much national coverage as he got running for the House two years ago.”

But is this the end? No, the professor said. “He has a future at some point. He’s a natural. But this may not be the time.”