Hunter Thompson’s political instincts and radar were scary. There were few in American politics anywhere near him. A couple years ago, he released two volumes of letters from the 50s and 60s. In 1965, Thompson was living in San Francisco and had covered the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. The Hippies weren’t even happening yet, and General Electric’s Ronald Reagan was just beginning to add politics to his long running television career. But in a letter he wrote that year, 1965, Thompson looked into America’s future, he didn’t see Berkeley, he saw Reagan â€“ that’s deep, heavy political mojo Bubba.