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To: joesbucks

Yes, we did, but that speech then formed my political philosophy today...and even though we were thoroughly whipped in ‘64, ‘80 was the payoff.


3 posted on 10/27/2009 5:28:09 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: norge

But as we see now, it was fleeting. Not permanent.


4 posted on 10/27/2009 5:32:52 AM PDT by joesbucks (Sarah Palin: "I believe John McCain is the best leader that we have in the nation right now,)
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To: norge

Reagan and Goldwater pegged all the dangers and lies about the LBJ approach to government. Johnson received a huge number of sympathy votes after the Kennedy assasination and, though the Democrats might have won in ‘64 despite the assasination, it would never have been the bloodbath that Goldwater had to endure.

Regardless, that campaign caused a number of battle lines to form re. big government, appeasement, spending, deficits—a whole lot of things which coalesced into the modern conservative philosophy. LBJ was out in 4 years and Reagan was in the White House in 16.


9 posted on 10/27/2009 6:11:42 AM PDT by Scanian
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