I should have included the next thing Rush said.
The Republican Party is trying to do something in this primary that is unprecedented. They're trying to split the conservative vote and win the primary with a moderate, with Romney. It's the other way around. You consolidate your base and then you move to the center in the general. The Republican establishment has decided they don't want any part of conservatism. And this is really not new. People are surprised to hear this, but the Republican Party formative event with conservatism is Goldwater's landslide defeat. That's what they think of when they think conservative. They don't think Reagan. They think Goldwater.
posted on 07/09/2012 12:55:03 PM PDT
(What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
A major factor in Goldwater’s defeat was due to liberal Republicans refusing to support him in the general election. Liberal Republicans like George Romney and Nelson Rockefeller.
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