Skip to comments.LETTER: Cal Thomas backs wrong candidate
Posted on 04/10/2015 4:44:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Cal Thomas's column in the March 29, 2015, Quad-City Times is intriguing. He starts by quoting Goldwaters famous presidential slogan, In your heart you know hes right, and then advises us not to believe the labels people are applying to Ted Cruz as being extreme, far right, out of the mainstream.
He goes on to warn Republicans not to be fooled into nominating a mushy moderate from the partys moderate wing, someone like Sen. John McCain or Mitt Romney.
He doesnt warn them against nominating someone from the "extreme, far right, out of the mainstream," like Sen. Barry Goldwater, a man who carried only six states in the 1964 popular vote and lost the election by 486 to 52 in the Electoral College.
I'm always puzzled why a decent newspaper publishes material from Cal Thomas.
Abraham Lincoln, on his best day, could not have beaten LBJ in 1964.
Cal has been a good read and an encouraging voice for many years.
This helps Cruz ease out Huckabee quicker.
Isn’t it interesting that a Democrat local political pol want to tell Republicans how they should follow her sensible advice in who they nominate.
The Left will usually tell us who they fear...
If you winnowed out the Democratic Party officials and aides, OFA trolls, left-wing think tank and NGO staffers and union goons, almost all the letters-to-the-editor would probably be somewhat conservative or at least common sense.
It’s rather early and blatant this year, isn’t it? And mostly about one guy. Hmmmmm....
Correct. And what happened to the meme after Cruz announced that dems were glad he was running because he was sure to lose?
Cruz is going to unite the right, that is what dems fear. All the pubbies that stayed home in 8 and 12 will come out in force in 16, it will be a Tsunami over the commies.
"In your gourd, you know he's good." - Pat Paulsen
True. No Republican could have won in 1964. The JFK "in memoriam" thing could not have been overcome.
But it wasn't just that Goldwater lost - it was that he lost by a landslide. The lies from the Left, plus the lack of support from many Republicans - especially those who were running for office - did him in. The Dems ended up with 2/3 majorities in each House.
(Of course, it's worth mentioning that all was not lost. The South finally had a two-party system. This was also the beginning of the conservative revolution that led to a Republican comeback in 1966, Nixon's victories in 1968, and the Reagan Revolution in 1980.)
BTW, the more I see of Cruz, the more I like him. :)
The only way the Republican Party will win the next election is by running a STRONG CONSERVATIVE Candidate.
No more McCains, No more Democrat lites......... Its CONSERVATIVE or nothing.............
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