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Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

IAdmitIAmCrazy Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 8:40 AM
On your war stance I'd think you'd be a classical vote for Libertarian candidate Gray Johnson but you fear immigration which as a good Libertraian he doesn't ... However, there is NO MONOLITHIC CONSERVATIVE position on war, there are conservative interventionists and there are liberal non-interventionists. The issue cuts across all poltical outlooks. I don't know why you all seem to have the urge of declaring all your personal values as the only "conservatives" possible. Or would you say that Nuke-them Barry Goldwater was not a conservative? Most important: As a socialist I agree with your analysis of the Middle East.

Looking back all the way to America's Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions.

The first was Abraham Lincoln's. With his war to restore the Union and his martyrdom, Lincoln inaugurated an era of Republican dominance that lasted more than seven decades and saw only two Democratic presidents: Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson.

The second coalition was FDR's, where he and his vice president Harry Truman won five consecutive presidential elections. Only Gen. Eisenhower could break that streak.

The third was Richard Nixon's New Majority, cobbled together after his narrow 1968 victory, where he annexed the...