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McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 3:34 PM
Re: "After 1964, the liberal establishment never again imposed a nominee on the GOP." Hogwash, Patrick... what do you call John McCain and now Mitt Romney? The eastern "country club" wing of the Republican Party remains in power, just as it has always been. Ronald Reagan caught the east-coasters off guard, but they recovered in time to saddle us with the Bush family. Constitutional conservatives are as much of an anathema to the party as they have always been. Witness the treatment meted out to Sarah Palin and Herman Cain, among others.
Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 1:08 PM
Every GOP candidate since Reagan. Every single one.

And the only one that won two terms ran on "a humble foreign policy, no nation building" didn't he? Yet the East-stablishment Republicans just can't get it in their heads that a true conservative actually appeals to more Americans.
Early in Ronald Reagan's second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement.

Rusher asked how he would describe Barry Goldwater's role.

Reagan thought a moment and replied: I guess you would have to call him the John the Baptist of our movement.

I resisted the impulse to lean in and ask, "Sir, if Barry Goldwater was John the Baptist, who would that make you?"

The death of George McGovern brought back thoughts of these two men who suffered two of the greatest defeats in presidential...