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McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

Rex9 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 9:50 AM
Lots of changes in Pat's lifetime and mine, and we're fortunate to have him to explain it. When we despair that change is impossible, just look at all the stuff that _already_ changed! More comments and a link here: http://ex-army.blogspot.com/2012/10/barry-george.html
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...