"Or yesterday for that matter (Goldwater)."
Good point. Anyone who thinks a true conservative who speaks out about conservatism can be elected as POTUS is fooling himself.
Centrists win elections.
If that were true, Carter and Clinton never would have been president. Candidates on the left who pretend to be centrists win elections if they dupe enough fools into voting for them.
Only because that's who both parties consistently put up for election.
I'm done playing their game and will now vote for someone who actually supports my positions. If the Republicans don't want to throw the White House to Hillary than they can either nominate a real conservative. If they don't then they shouldn't complain when the conservatives in the party stop marching in lockstep to the left with them.