McCain was a perfect nominee because he was not an ideologue.
Its leader, Abu Baseer al Wuhayshi, and its ideologue, Anwar al-Awlaki, have both come out with praise for the Egyptian.
The al Qaeda ideologue was on his way to Khost province, hoping to rally al Qaeda and Taliban fighters there.
He was an incendiary, anti-Semitic ideologue whose silencing poses no threat to real freedom of speech.
He described the Israeli leader as “an ideologue and a tactician, but not a gifted strategist.”
In other words, if you're an ideologue, you'd have done that already.
“And based on her tweets, she's not an ideologue, or one of these crazy celebrity left-wingers,” Hosenball said.
Between a secular moralist and an ideologue, there is a softer, more human middle that Soyinka occupies.
Surely the term that suits her is not philosopher but ideologue.