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McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

msnider Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 5:51 PM
Those are the ones he will round up and lock up right after being reelected if he is reelected.
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...