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Is 2008 The New 1964?
National Review ^ | August 7, 2007 | John Derbyshire

Posted on 08/07/2007 12:04:46 PM PDT by CenTexConfederate

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1 posted on 08/07/2007 12:04:47 PM PDT by CenTexConfederate
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To: CenTexConfederate

There is a Romney in the race again...just like 1964. Deja vu all over again!


2 posted on 08/07/2007 12:06:18 PM PDT by colorcountry (Silence isn't always golden.....Sometimes it's just yellow!)
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To: CenTexConfederate

The Ron Paul Doctrine: ‘When the going gets tough, the tough ... go home.’


3 posted on 08/07/2007 12:06:27 PM PDT by mbraynard (FDT: Less Leadership Experience than any president in US history)
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To: CenTexConfederate
Goldwater was a giant ahead of his time.

Ron Paul is a wild shrimp by comparison.

4 posted on 08/07/2007 12:07:16 PM PDT by dirtboy (Impeach Chertoff and Gonzales. We can't wait until 2009 for them to be gone.)
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To: CenTexConfederate

I used to find Ron Paul tolerable until his nutty fan base started diaherreaing all over the Internet... now because of them I can’t help but associate him with craziness.


5 posted on 08/07/2007 12:09:00 PM PDT by pacelvi (Islam is the acid that will dissolve the nation-state and led to the total breakdown of civilization)
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To: CenTexConfederate

Ron Paul hasn’t a chance with anyone who cares about our national security.


6 posted on 08/07/2007 12:10:19 PM PDT by TheDon (The DemocRAT party is the party of TREASON! Overthrow the terrorist's congress!)
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To: CenTexConfederate

Ron Paul wants to be the new Goldwater?? But Goldwater didn’t go crazy until he was near death.


7 posted on 08/07/2007 12:11:02 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: CenTexConfederate

you—and a lot of other Americans—should follow your dream.....

With the exception of the PDS squad................

Dr. Paul is the only republican in the current field that I can consider supporting.


8 posted on 08/07/2007 12:11:08 PM PDT by WhiteGuy (PAUL2008)
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Except no one in the party listens to Goldwater’s example anymore. I’ve even see so called conservatives on this site label Goldwater a “liberal” because well, as a true conservative, he could no more well tolerate federal intervention on the side of right-wing issues than he could for the intervention on left-wing issues.

That being said, I don’t see 2008 as an offhand loss for the Republicans. The Red-Blue dynamic is not about to break up, unless the Dems do something bold like nominating Biden or Edwards, which seems less and less likely. The truth is, there are 10 states that will decide this election, as it has been since 2000, and we have just as good a shot as we have previously.


9 posted on 08/07/2007 12:11:53 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
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To: CenTexConfederate

Hmmmm.....defeatism from a GOP Presidential candidate. Now wonder most people are saying Ron who?


10 posted on 08/07/2007 12:12:23 PM PDT by stm
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"Goldwater-style insurgency to remind the party we're here & set up some influence for 2012."

Maybe by 2012, the GOP will figure out that voters don't like being the world's supercop plus financing the rest of the world with trade imbalances.

11 posted on 08/07/2007 12:12:46 PM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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So...we should nominate Paul so we can lose and be reminded of what “real” conservatism is?

Right. I guess anyone who supports such a delusional theory likes the idea of President Hillary and Co-President Bill.

Of course the entire theory doesn’t make sense. Goldwater had popular support and was saying things that conservatives agreed with and supported. Paul has the support of 1% of Republicans and holds foreign policy views that Republicans and conservatives vehemently disagree with.

2008 isn’t 1964. 2008 is 2008.


12 posted on 08/07/2007 12:13:13 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: mbraynard

Ron Paul Doctrine: Follow the Constitution


13 posted on 08/07/2007 12:13:21 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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The Constitution’s not a suicide pact.


14 posted on 08/07/2007 12:16:31 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: dirtboy

Well since Ron is doing much better than your guy, I understand your frustration :>)


15 posted on 08/07/2007 12:16:48 PM PDT by CenTexConfederate
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To: CenTexConfederate
Well since Ron is doing much better than your guy, I understand your frustration :>)

My guy? I'm supporting Fred Thompson. Who has a hard time seeing Ron Paul in his rear view mirror nowadays.

16 posted on 08/07/2007 12:17:53 PM PDT by dirtboy (Impeach Chertoff and Gonzales. We can't wait until 2009 for them to be gone.)
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To: CenTexConfederate
the premise—debatable in itself, of course—that the GOP has no chance of winning the presidency next year

Well, that fits the whole "pro-surrender" meme to a "T".

17 posted on 08/07/2007 12:19:21 PM PDT by kevkrom (The religion of global warming: "There is no goddess but Gaia and Al Gore is her profit.")
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To: TheDon

yes and leaving the borders wide open, offering amnesty to illegals is so good for our national security.


18 posted on 08/07/2007 12:20:34 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: FightThePower!
Ron Paul Doctrine: Follow the Constitution

Yeah, Ron Paul found the penumbra that frees him up to earmark $8 mil in tax dollars to market wild shrimp.

19 posted on 08/07/2007 12:21:38 PM PDT by dirtboy (Impeach Chertoff and Gonzales. We can't wait until 2009 for them to be gone.)
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To: ex-snook

Hello ex-snook, boomers start retiring at the end of the next Presidents first term. The automatic pilot entitlement state will start exploding. If we continue on this crazed path, the dollar will collapse.


20 posted on 08/07/2007 12:21:44 PM PDT by CenTexConfederate
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