Barry Goldwater was the American Republican party Candidate for President in 1964. He was a Senator from Arizona who espoused an individual freedom and is the father of modern conservatism.
This blog is in response to the current Republican establishment. They cower in fear of the main stream media and popular culture. The Debt Ceiling Circus Sideshow we’ve just experienced from our Washington elephants helped lead to the S&P’s immediate downgrading of America’s credit. If conservatives had any hope for immediate relief—it was taken back by our republican leadership. I still wish them well.
Where do we go from here? And who will step forward to lead us out of the mess that this same establishment created?
As the president’s poll numbers continue to tank and with the Republican debate in Ames, Iowa this week it’s good question to ask.
Every Republican candidate invokes Ronald Reaganand tries to fill the big boots he left behind. But the boots are just too big to fill. Many Republicans as well many independents long for his return or at least a reincarnation of him.
Bad news- he ain’t coming back and we need to let him rest in peace.
But if we were able to resurrect someone from the past or at least their ideals and words, a great choice would be the great Barry Goldwater, the man who in the election of 1964 sacrificed himself on the barbed wire of the political battlefield so that Reagan could jump over him and lead the conservative forces to victory 16 years later.
Without Goldwater there would never have been a Ronald Reagan. I hope that this blog will become a central pin-up board for all those cartoons and links that we share through emails. More importantly, it should be a clearinghouse for good conservative thought that doesn’t cower in the presence of the politically elite crowd. Just like Barry did …so long ago.