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    03/06/2009 4:35:47 PM PST · by yongin · 55 replies · 1,687+ views
    New Majority ^ | February 27, 2009 | David Frum
    It's CPAC weekend - the grand rallying of the conservative clan here in Washington. It's a season where conservatives from across the country meet to compare notes, share stories, and seek political consensus. The consensus forming this year however is an ominously dangerous one - ominously dangerous to conservatives themselves that is. Conservatives live in thrall to a historical myth, and this myth may soon cost us dearly. The myth is the myth of the Goldwater triumph of 1964. It goes approximately as follows: In 1964, after years of watered down politics, Republicans turned to a true conservative, Arizona Senator...
  • Can Hillary Clinton, Goldwater Girl, Win Over Republicans?

    05/17/2016 6:08:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Emma Roller
    “How did a nice Republican girl from Park Ridge go wrong?” That was the question Hillary Clinton posed in March 1992, when she visited her old high school in suburban Park Ridge, Ill., with her husband, who was then running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mrs. Clinton made her first forays into politics as a teenager in Park Ridge, as an ardent supporter of Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, the ultraconservative Republican nominee for president in 1964.
  • Dean Martin sings "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" - 1964 (video)

    04/13/2016 6:03:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/13/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
  • LIMBAUGH: Mitt Romney’s Dad Did the Same Thing to Goldwater in 1964 as He did to Trump (Video)

    03/06/2016 7:41:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/06/16 | Jim Hoft
    Rush Limbaugh went on FOX News Sunday to discuss the contentious Republican primary and recent developments including Mitt Romney’s scurrilous attacks on Donald Trump this week.Rush Limbaugh told Chris Wallace – while Mitt Romney was listening – that Mitt did the same thing to Trump as his father did to Barry Goldwater in 1964. Chris Wallace: Let’s start with Mitt Romney’s speech this week in which he basically joined the anybody but Trump movement. You say that that is going to backfire with Trump supporters and other voters are going to see it as the establishment trying to tell them...
  • Is Ted Cruz The Republican Who'll Do What Others Couldn't?

    04/01/2015 9:25:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2015 | George F. Will
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the Republican Party did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives. So if in 1964 the party would choose someone like Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, hitherto dormant conservatives would join the electorate in numbers sufficient for victory. This theory was slain by a fact — actually, 15,951,378 facts. That was the difference between the 43,129,566 votes that President Lyndon Johnson received and the 27,178,188 that Goldwater got...
  • Lefty Blogger Jonathan Chait: ‘Unique Power’ of Conservatives Destabilizes American Politics

    03/08/2015 9:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 7, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    One of Washington’s most discussed articles over the past week was Matthew Yglesias’s Monday piece in Vox contending that this country’s combination of a presidential system and increasing ideological polarization is a recipe for eventual breakdown (the article was headlined “American democracy is doomed”). New York magazine blogger Jonathan Chait thinks Yglesias overlooked something important. In a Tuesday post, Chait argued that the major threat to our political stability is that American conservatives are considerably farther to the right than are conservatives in, say, western Europe. “[T]he shape of our presidential system is not the only thing that separates the...
  • If Your State is a Mess . . .

    10/12/2013 4:18:05 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 35 replies
    As opposed to what the Left believes, the purpose of government is not to impose social justice. As often happens, that was forgotten in Scotus’ 1964 Reynolds v. Sims ruling. Citing a non-existent “one man one vote” principle, eight Warren Court black-robes ruled that state legislative districts must be of approximately equal populations. Through a rogue interpretation of the equal protection clause, these masterminds imposed a democratic republic form of government on all fifty states! Never mind the constitution simply guaranteed a republican form of government, Scotus illegally overruled centuries of wisdom and imposed democracy. Republics demand consent of the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Good Neighbor Sam"(1964)

    02/01/2015 11:10:01 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | David Swift
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Circus World" a/k/a "The Magnificent Showman"(1964)

    07/06/2014 12:21:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Henry Hathaway
  • 50 years ago Today

    07/02/2014 9:06:37 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    This day in history..LBJ signed civil rights law.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "First Men In The Moon"(1964)

    06/22/2014 11:12:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies ^ | 1964 | H.G. Wells
  • 50 Years Ago At The Indy 500 - Fire, Death, and a GREAT race!

    05/24/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 62 replies
    Free Republic and Various Feeds ^ | 5/24/2014 | Compilation
    These are just a few observations. I encourage other Freepers to add to this thread. I just just in the 8th grade at this time and was addicted to the race, having attended the '62 and '63 races. This event I watched on closed circuit TV at Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Shortly into the race there was a picture that I cannot forget, a screen filled with smoke and fire in a wreck that was so bad it stopped the race and claimed the lives of two drivers. Dave McDonald drove Micky Thompson's car, which used gasoline. He lost...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Bedtime Story"(1964)

    04/13/2014 2:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Ralph Levy
  • Forget LBJ’s ‘Daisy’ Ad. Watch Goldwater’s Campaign Film Choice

    01/31/2014 8:07:05 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/29/2014 | Kathy Shaidle
    I haven’t seen the new documentary MITT and I’m not sure I can bring myself to do so. Living in the real-life aftermath of Romney’s failed presidential campaign is depressing enough without sitting through a cinematic autopsy, too. Some say that if this documentary or something like it had been screened before election day, Romney’s chances would’ve improved. Obviously we can’t know that for certain. I feel more confident declaring that had an infamous but little seen Barry Goldwater campaign film called Choice aired in 1964, he still wouldn’t have won. That’s because Goldwater had no chance of winning anyhow....
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Becket"(1964)

    12/08/2013 12:41:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Peter Glenville
  • Movie for a Sunday Afternoon: "What A Way To Go!"

    11/17/2013 11:07:42 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | J. Lee Thomspon
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Marnie"(1964)

    08/25/2013 10:37:53 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • William Scranton, Former Pennsylvania Governor, Dies at 96

    07/29/2013 12:40:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | By Robert D. McFadden
    William W. Scranton, the moderate Republican governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967, who lost a run for his party’s presidential nomination in 1964 and later served as the United States representative to the United Nations, died on Sunday in Montecito, Calif. He was 96. The cause was a cerebral hemorrhage, Micheal DeVanney, a family spokesman, said. A descendant of Mayflower colonists and the founders of Scranton, Pa., heir to a fortune in railroads and utilities, the soft-spoken Mr. Scranton was heralded as a “Kennedy Republican” in the early 1960s. His amiable patrician style, and his independence as a fiscal...
  • Man wants Browns pallbearers so team 'can let him down one last time'

    07/08/2013 4:21:49 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 11 replies
    Eye On Football ^ | July 8, 2013 | Will Brinson
    People always throw out weird stuff surrounding their death ("When I die I want blah blah blah") but you rarely see people follow through on it. Not Scott E. Entsminger, a Browns fan who died at the age of 55 on July 4. Entsminger "was an accomplished musician, loved playing the guitar and was a member of the Old Fogies Band." He was also, per his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, a "lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder." The deceased wasn't just your average Browns fan: He apparently wrote a song each year about the Browns, which he...
  • Walt Disney’s Fascinating Political Journey (From Naive Socialist to Staunch Conservative)

    05/27/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2013 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Walt & Lillian Disney with Richard Nixon and his family at Disneyland, 1959 We tend to think of Hollywood as a bastion of leftism, and rightly so. Books like Ron Radosh’s Red Star Over Hollywood demonstrate the deep-seated left-wing dominance of the entertainment industry. Even with the leftism prevalent in Hollywood’s Golden Age, many unabashed conservatives found success without compromising their principles, including one of the most creative minds in the business — Walt Disney.Several biographers and writers that I’ve read have tried to declare that Walt Disney was apolitical, but I find this conclusion not to be true....
  • Ronald Reagan Speech - 1964 Republican National Convention

    09/04/2012 4:08:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    The more things change....
  • Katanga: The Untold Story (How Africa was Lost, A Case in Point)

    04/07/2008 6:43:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 17 replies · 104+ views
    Excellent Video: Think of the Katangese as Israel, and Patrice Lumumba and the Central Congolese government as the PLO/PA/HAMAS. The UN, of course, plays the same role as bring about a world government dominated by socialists and communists. Description: UN troops wage an unprovoked war against anti-communist Katanga in 1960 and 1962. The last bastion of the free market in the Congo was decimated by UN forces in 1963 to bring it under Congolese communist control. If you don't want to watch the entire thing (an early 1960's documentary), fast forward to the end where Katanga's ill-fated and heroic...
  • Barry Goldwater Against Big Government (1964) - Classic Campaign Ad

    07/12/2012 6:12:54 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11 July 2012 | AllClassicVideo
    NARRATOR: "Don't look now young man, but somebody has his hand in your pocket. It's the hand of big government. It's taking away about four months pay from what your daddy earns evey year — one dollar out of every three in his paycheck. And its taking the security out of your grandmother's Social Security." GOLDWATER: "You know, that's the great trouble with big, inflationary government. It takes more and more of your earnings. It slowly but surely destroys individual initiative and responsibility. The government must draw its strength from the people, and as it drains away this strength, it...
  • Like Father Like Son, George and Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 11 replies
    RightPundits ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    After edging out Rockefeller 51% to 49% in the winner-take-all race in California, Goldwater had a huge majority of delegates, enough to easily win the nomination at the Republican convention. George Romney set about denouncing Goldwater, and even raised a stink at the convention to have Goldwater′s delegates disqualified. Romney was accusing many of Goldwater′s delegates as being everything from racists, members of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the John Birch Society and even accused some of being Communists! Imagine that! Once Goldwater was named the presidential nominee, George Romney still worked to undermine his campaign, refusing to endorse or support him. So...
  • Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again

    04/02/2012 3:59:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | April 2, 2012 | Michael Barone
    "I don't worry about the Constitution," said Rep. Phil Hare, Democrat of Illinois, at a town hall meeting where voters questioned his support of the legislation that became Obamacare. You can find the clip on Youtube, where it has 462,084 hits. That was before the 2010 election, in which Hare, running for a third term in a district designed by Democrats to elect a Democrat, was defeated 53 to 43 percent by Bobby Schilling, proprietor of a pizza parlor in East Moline. A lot of politicians are worrying about the Constitution these days. Liberal commentators were shocked this past week...
  • Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again

    04/04/2012 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 9 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 4-4-12 | Michael Barone
    "I don't worry about the Constitution," said Rep. Phil Hare, Democrat of Illinois, at a town hall meeting where voters questioned his support of the legislation that became Obamacare. You can find the clip on, where it has 462,084 hits. That was before the 2010 election, in which Hare, running for a third term in a district designed by Democrats to elect a Democrat, was defeated 53 to 43 percent by Bobby Schilling, proprietor of a pizza parlor in East Moline. A lot of politicians are worrying about the Constitution these days. Liberal commentators were shocked this past week...
  • GOP preparing for 1964-style ‘politicide’? (Internecine warring could hand the victory to Obama)

    01/30/2012 5:34:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/30/2012 | Terry Michael
    It’s seven months before their convention in Tampa, a lifetime in today’s five-minute-news-cycle politics. But the split decisions in the first three primaries and the personal attacks in the televised debates beg the question: Are Republicans divided into so many parts they are about to engage in 1964-style “politicide”? As a teenage Democratic political junkie, I watched TV with partisan glee as Goldwaterites booed Nelson Rockefeller at the Cow Palace in San Francisco in 1964. That was two decades before Jeane J. Kirkpatrick labeled those who nominated Walter Mondale “the San Francisco Democrats,” a year when my party, obsessed with...
  • PA Official: PLO Corruption Dates Back to 1964

    01/02/2012 12:38:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Palestinian Authority anti-corruption commission announced Monday it was seeking to restore plundered public funds hidden abroad by PA officials. Rafiq al-Natsheh told the PA affiliated Ma'an News Agency that the commission is chasing corruption suspects living outside PA enclaves pending an agreement with their countries of residence. Natsheh's remarks follow a report in the Jordanian newspaper al-Dustour last week that PA officials were moving deposits from Jordanian banks to foreign accounts. "If suspects accused of stealing public money (are moving funds abroad), that falls within our jurisdiction," al Natsheh said. "We will ask these countries to help us restore...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Still Stuck in '64

    05/29/2010 5:38:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 1,231+ views ^ | May 29, 2010 | Rich Tucker
    If someone offered me twice the assessed value of my home -- in cash, no questions asked -- I’d schedule a moving van. It wouldn’t matter whether the potential buyer was black, red, brown or polka dotted. The only color I’d be interested in would be green. However, if I’d lived in my home in 1952, the year after it was built, and an African-American potential buyer had offered me twice the assessed value, I would have been forced to turn the offer down. It was the Jim Crow era, and state and local laws made it illegal to sell...
  • The Sumter Daily Item - South Carlolina (Feb 6,1964)

    01/22/2010 9:27:02 PM PST · by restornu · 1 replies · 305+ views
    This must be a story on the John F Kennedy Tax Cut!CLICK TO READ VARIOUS 1964 EVENTSThe Sumter Daily Items Fryer chicken 25c lb. Bread 10c Baby food 8c Oranges 33c doz

    10/28/2009 11:33:54 AM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 4 replies · 934+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 28, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    Forty Five years ago today (thanks for the reminder, Rush), Ronald Reagan gave the speech that changed everything. Reagan's speech, sometimes called "A Time for Choosing," or "A Rendezvous With Destiny," given during Barry Goldwater's campaign at the Republican National Convention in 1964, was part inspirational, part prophetic (see below), timeless in wisdom, and a stern warning about the government's infringement upon our freedoms.
  • Planned Parenthood 1964 ad - "An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun"

    05/31/2009 9:02:44 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 4,110+ views
    REFERENCE HEREPlanned Parenthood vs. Planned Parenthood Posted on September 15, 2007 by Neil Marc T. Newman, Ph.D., President of, gave a terrific presentation at the CareNet Pregnancy Center Fall Fundraiser this week. One of the most intriguing things he mentioned was a Planned Parenthood advertisement published in 1964 to promote birth control. Read the whole thing, then consider this from the Q&A section: Is it [birth control] an abortion? Definitely not. An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health. It may make you sterile so that...
  • Ronald Reagan Speech - 1964 Republican National Convention (Liberalism skewered)

    04/23/2009 12:20:29 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 3 replies · 475+ views
    YouTube ^ | 04-23-09 | Ronald Wilson Reagan
    Incredible, the same Liberal arguments against the Constitution and Capitalism 45 years ago... The enemy within has always been here...Obama is just the newest AA hire that pushes Marxist/Muslim/Globalist/Chicago thuggery.
  • Obama only wishes he could be as charismatic a speaker as Ronald Reagan was...

    03/23/2009 9:44:03 AM PDT · by slomark · 14 replies · 425+ views
    [VIDEO of Ronald Reagan Speech] Thanks to the folks at for reminding us of that moment in history when Ronald Reagan was thrust upon the national stage. “It occurs to me having just watched this,” Mofo said, “that Barack Obama isn’t regarded as so charismatic and articulate because he is so charismatic and so articulate, but because he is so charismatic and so articulate in comparison to those politicians he has had the good fortune to run against.” No fancy production values. No special effects. No overpaid speech writers. Just Ronald Reagan being Ronald Reagan.
  • Understanding the Alinsky Method of “Community Organizing”

    11/13/2008 3:25:59 AM PST · by antonia · 18 replies · 6,669+ views ^ | Sep 24, 2008 | Bob Dill
    Poe: "They are leftists, dedicated to overthrowing our Constitutional system," and "they will go to any length to conceal their radicalism from the public." Understanding the Alinsky Method of "Community Organizing" Written by Bob Dill Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM Meet the Real Obama and Cult of Alinsky " The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV) It is becoming readily apparent that the "change" being proposed vaguely by Sen. Barack Obama is...
  • Required re-education: Reagan's 1964 speech to the Republican Convention

    11/07/2008 4:20:13 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 8 replies · 804+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1964 | Ronald Reagan
  • Are Conservatives Facing Another 1964?

    10/24/2008 8:52:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 36 replies · 603+ views
    FREEPers | 10/24/08 | Recovering_Democrat
    Fellow Freepers, I know all hope is not lost. And I do believe our numbers are stronger than the media says. Though I do wonder if we are facing another 1964. In the sense that we have a Republican Arizona senator facing the onslaught of a liberal Democrat, liberal media and liberal Congress. I do NOT believe John McCain represents conservatism the way Barry Goldwater represented our ideas. But I think we may be in for a "long, hard slog", as Rumsfeld once put it in another context. The socialists/big tax and spenders may seize our government in January. And...
  • Ronald Reagan (A Time For Choosing) 1964

    10/05/2008 3:33:40 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 9 replies · 422+ views
    What would Reagan say about the 2008 election ?
  • Ronald Reagan Speech - 1964 Republican National Convention

    09/04/2008 1:44:20 PM PDT · by minus_273 · 13 replies · 804+ views
    GOP ^ | 1964 | Ronald Reagan
    Everyone who hasn't already should watch this speech by Reagan in 1964. This was the first time I saw it in its entirety. All I can say is wow. The Speech
  • Goldwater's 1964 Acceptance Speech

    08/30/2008 6:10:21 PM PDT · by restornu · 15 replies · 419+ views
    National Center ^ | July 1964 | Barry Goodwater
    Republican Presidential Nomination 1964 Republican National Convention Cow Palace, San Francisco From this moment, united and determined, we will go forward together, dedicated to the ultimate and undeniable greatness of the whole man. Together we will win. I accept your nomination with a deep sense of humility. I accept, too, the responsibility that goes with it, and I seek your continued help and your continued guidance. My fellow Republicans, our cause is too great for any man to feel worthy of it. Our task would be too great for any man, did he not have with him the heart and...
  • Echo of the Republican Credo

    08/30/2008 6:25:25 PM PDT · by plangent · 2 replies · 98+ views
    National Center for Public Policy Reseearch ^ | July 25, 1964 | Barry Goldwater
    Those who seek to live your lives for you, to take your liberty in return for relieving you of yours, those who elevate the state and downgrade the citizen, must see ultimately a world in which earthly power can be substituted for divine will. And this nation was founded upon the rejection of that notion and upon the acceptance of God as the author of freedom. Now, those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth, and let...
  • Ronald Reagan Speech - 1964 Republican National Convention

    06/21/2008 2:10:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies · 1,576+ views
    Glad i found this. This speech could be given today. Enjoy!

    02/04/2008 10:20:12 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 1 replies · 989+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 10/27/1964 | Ronald Reagan
    This speech is a verbatim transcript of "The Speech" given as a portion of a pre-recorded, nationwide televised program sponsored by Goldwater-Miller on behalf of Barry Goldwater, Republican candidate for the presidency whom Ronald Reagan actively supported. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn't been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks. I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I...
  • RONALD REAGAN "A Time for Choosing"

    01/30/2008 4:47:21 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 39 replies · 15,296+ views
    Ladies and Gentlemen, this speech not only needs to be read, but needs to be heard while you read it. It needs to be felt from the heart, as it was given from the heart. But most of all, this speech needs to be updated for today's CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT. I strongly recommend you open a second window to "" and play the windcows media player to watch and listen to Ronald Reagan give this speech ( 27 minutes 32 seconds long ). You have to go down that link about one page. RONALD REAGAN "A Time for Choosing" Given as...
  • "You and I have a rendevouz with destiny"---Ronald Reagan (1964)

    12/23/2007 4:50:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 179+ views
    HighViz PR ^ | December 23, 2007 | Abbe B.
    I heard a speech the other night, on Mark Levin's radio show. Yeah, it was that "second rate movie star", Ronnie Reagan. Yeah, the Gipper. But he spoke and I listened, riveted to my car radio to the last fifteen minutes of his speech about supporting the soldier and our country because it is the only world we know and the only country that we will ever have if we choose to keep our values and moral center HERE - or what is left of it. The speech was given on behalf of Barry Goldwater and given in 1964. It...
  • Goldwater in '08!

    12/22/2007 10:34:49 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 35 replies · 86+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 12/18/07 | William Murchison
    Goldwater In '08 I've just now figured it out — the right conservative candidate for these confused and disturbing times. I'm voting for Barry Goldwater, and nothing can stop me. Save — I admit — the inconvenience of Barry's residence in a venue other than the land of the living. Still, I want to suggest to perplexed conservatives sorting through the credentials of Romney-Huckabee-Giuliani-Thompson-Paul-McCain that no one matches in substance and appeal the man who, in our hearts, we knew to be right: Barry himself. I want to suggest this not by way of whomping up some sentimental pilgrimage back...
  • Is 2008 The New 1964?

    08/07/2007 12:04:46 PM PDT · by CenTexConfederate · 146 replies · 2,307+ views
    National Review ^ | August 7, 2007 | John Derbyshire
    Is 2008 The New 1964? [John Derbyshire] There's a Pro-Ron-Paul meme going around, to the effect that 2008 is the new 1964; i.e. that on the premise—debatable in itself, of course—that the GOP has no chance of winning the presidency next year, conservatives should run a Goldwater-style insurgency to remind the party we're here & set up some influence for 2012. Bruce Bartlett floated the meme here. I got a thought-provoking e-mail along similar lines (one of dozens like it I've had on that Paul column) from Ben Novak, who lists himself as "founder of the Americans in Europe for...
  • BArry Goldwater's 1964 Acceptance Speech [July 16, 1964]

    07/14/2007 7:57:54 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 28 replies · 808+ views
    Barry Goldwater's 1964 Acceptance Speech Republican Presidential Nomination, 1964 Republican National Convention, Cow Palace, Daly City, Calif., July 16, 1964 From this moment, united and determined, we will go forward together, dedicated to the ultimate and undeniable greatness of the whole man. Together we will win. I accept your nomination with a deep sense of humility. I accept, too, the responsibility that goes with it, and I seek your continued help and your continued guidance. My fellow Republicans, our cause is too great for any man to feel worthy of it. Our task would be too great for any...
  • A Time For Choosing [Ronald Reagan 1964]

    05/21/2007 10:41:41 AM PDT · by gjones77 · 10 replies · 317+ views
    1964 | Ronald Reagan
    The following speech was given by President Reagan when he nominated Barry Goldwater at the 1964 Republican Convention in Cow Palace. "I am going to talk of controversial things. I make no apology for this. It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self government." This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's...