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What a refreshing post! I remember that '64 campaign. I was too young to vote, but I was still out knocking on doors for Barry because "in my heart I knew he was right". I agree with Mr. Murchison completely.
1 posted on 12/22/2007 10:34:50 PM PST by BnBlFlag
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I still have a “Goldwater ‘64” bumper sticker.


2 posted on 12/22/2007 10:38:18 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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"The Republican Party," asserts Rich Lowry of National Review, "has run out of intellectual steam and good ideas."

And Lowry should know, because that description has fit National Review as well for about the last 17 years.

3 posted on 12/22/2007 10:40:14 PM PST by Pelham (No Deportation, the new goal of the Amnesty Republicans)
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Maybe we should dig up the elder Brent Bozell and run him. He wrote The Conscience of a Conservative.


4 posted on 12/22/2007 10:43:14 PM PST by Pelham (No Deportation, the new goal of the Amnesty Republicans)
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I was too young to knock on doors, but Mom carried me on her hip when she went to the polls to vote for Barry.

BTW, Mom darn near divorced Dad when she learned he’d voted for LBJ. (He eventually admitted he was wrong.)


5 posted on 12/22/2007 10:50:22 PM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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Did not Goldwater lose every state except 1 or 2? Why did he get beat so bad by a centrist democrat?

Personally, my heart yearns for conservatives but my brain pushes me towards a candidate who can win the center. That is where most voters are. 90% of voters never read party platforms or detailed policy statements of candidates. It is who do I like and whom can I trust.


6 posted on 12/22/2007 10:56:01 PM PST by ajay_kumar
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Romney-Huckabee-Giuliani-Thompson-Paul-McCain
Maybe you can make the argument that Thompson isn't electable, or that he's not trying hard enough, or even that he's too old. I don't accept those arguments, but I suppose you can make them.

But to lump Thompson in with these others, in an article about conservative ideas, shows the shallowness and lack of ideas on the part of the writer.

This piece was posted a day or so ago. It isn't any better the second time.

14 posted on 12/23/2007 12:24:59 AM PST by samtheman (Huckabee. A Bible-Packing Leftist.)
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The Goldwater program, shouted down in '64, isn't the point. The point is the ideas behind the program, starting with the notion — which Jefferson and Madison would have endorsed — that government is the means to particular ends, not the end-in-itself, as too many modern presidential candidates seem to imagine.

Unfortunately Government is not about governing it is about power. The bigger the government the more power. Demoncrats know this and love it.

Goldwater’s plan to reduce government had a small chance of gaining a foot hold in 1964 when nanny government was in its infancy but today when nanny government is deeply entrenched it has none. Today government is the single largest employer in the country which creates a huge constituency on its own let alone the constituency of the voters that the bureaucracy serves.

Such a platform has little chance of gaining a foot hold with the unaligned voters most of whom never heard of Barry Goldwater or his ideas of "to preserve and extend freedom.".

AS much as I hate it, the world we live in has grown more or less happily dependant on the nanny state. If we intend to regain the majority in the Congress and hold the White House we will have to come to terms with that fact select candidates and run campaigns accordingly.

If we are ever to reduce the tide of ever growing entitlements first we must regain Congress and then educate the public. It will be multi-generational project. The nanny state is 80 years in the making. Don’t expect it to go away in a single election.

20 posted on 12/23/2007 1:16:59 AM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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I have a plastic Barry (in the box) that was stuck to the dashboard of my Dad’s 63.5 Galaxy 500 fastback. It’s about 5 inches tall and he is wearing a cowboy hat. I wish I knew how to post a pic of it.


23 posted on 12/23/2007 1:32:58 AM PST by CMailBag
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Mark Levin played about 20 minutes of a Ronaldus Maximus speech given in support of Mr. Goldwater’s 1964 campaign. It was absolutely top-notch. Very original, intellectually powerful, emotionally riveting.


24 posted on 12/23/2007 3:13:19 AM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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No thanks. I don’t need abortion on demand or gay pride day at Fort Bragg. If we’re looking to the past I’d go with Reagan.


26 posted on 12/23/2007 6:51:06 AM PST by MSF BU (++)
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They said if I voted for Goldwater we would be up to our ears in Vietnam.

I did, we were.


27 posted on 12/23/2007 7:11:31 AM PST by CPOSharky (Energy plan: Build refineries and nuke plants, drill for our oil, mine our coal.)
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I was 16 and working on Barry’s campaign.


32 posted on 12/23/2007 3:06:38 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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That would scare the hell out of the terrorists. They think they are crazy...the US just elected a DEAD GUY!
33 posted on 12/23/2007 7:36:47 PM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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