Skip to comments.Are Conservatives Facing Another 1964?
Posted on 10/24/2008 8:52:10 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
Fellow Freepers, I know all hope is not lost. And I do believe our numbers are stronger than the media says.
Though I do wonder if we are facing another 1964. In the sense that we have a Republican Arizona senator facing the onslaught of a liberal Democrat, liberal media and liberal Congress.
I do NOT believe John McCain represents conservatism the way Barry Goldwater represented our ideas. But I think we may be in for a "long, hard slog", as Rumsfeld once put it in another context.
The socialists/big tax and spenders may seize our government in January. And with the press and voter fraud on their side, they may hold power for a long, long time.
We spent 16 years...from 1964 until 1980...until a true conservative went into the White House. Will we not see another until 2024??
What say you?
I say that you a nattery nabob of negativity. I would be too if I read Politico and the Washington Compost.
In 1964, there was a conservative running for president.
If the election were held tomorrow, McCain/Palin would win rather comfortably. Obama's only hope now is some type of DUI-like October/November surprise.
Actually it may be given to them by an illiterate self-obsessed electorate.
I love the concern these drama queens (as you so drolly put it) have once the polls start to TIGHTEN. Instead of talking about how wonderful the trend has been for McCain, the large # of undecideds, etc... it’s hand-wringing.
Fascinating stuff really.
Hardly. The opponent we are facing in Barak Obama is much more dangerous to the nation than the one we were facing in 1964.
If obama is elected and comes up with a fraud BC, then I don’t think the US as we know it will be intact in 16 years.
No. The GOP may be facing a loss against Zero, but conservatism is a different matter, not to be confused with the GOP. The “1964” type loss for conservatives came much earlier this year, when McCain clinched the nomination.
Remind me again, please. How big was President Kerry's margin of victory?
Stop believing the OBama talking points peddled by the Obama front groups AP, Politico ,Compost, CNN !
Maybe I'll be pleasantly shocked, but I seriously doubt it.
sounds like you need to get back into your Democrats Anonymous meetings.
We are going to win. Conservatives have huge influence in the country. And we have up and comers who know how to progress the conservative agenda by speaking directly to the people.
PS- Cancel that WEEKENDER subscription to the New York Times. That Sh!t will kill you
I am in SE FL and pretty hard core Dems who had Kerry signs in their yard plus Gore signs have McCain signs. My guess is many of these people never voted Repub.
Hillary beat Obama like a red headed stepchild in FL, OH and PA. Obama was not far behind 3rd place Edwards in FL.
A lot of those Hillary voters know Obama cheated and many are not voting for Obama for a variety of reasons including race.
We fight until Election Day. If we lose, we keep fighting.
By now you should know that the MSM does not exist to inform, it exists to mold opinion. It's working on you.
This is no time to go wobbly.
The GOP is facing one big demographic problem: hispanics. The hispanic vote is going to look more and more like the black vote, so within a couple of election cycles you’re going to see about 35 percent of the electorate off-limits to the GOP.
Blacks and hispanics who vote Democrat do so for one reason: more free stuff. And the Democrats will always offer more free stuff.
Any future GOP electoral victories can only arise from their recieving 70 plus percent of the white, non-jewish vote. The problem is that the white vote is getting more and more single/non-married, and that demographic has trended Democratic for a long time.
Comparing this election to 1964 is idiotic given the completely different demographic realities.
McCain is not a conservative.
And LBJ was probably more conservative than the Republican candidate for President...
> McCain/Palin would win rather comfortably
Denial is the most predictable of all human response.
McCain is behind in almost every catagory that matters in gaining the electoral votes needed to win.