Date registered: Aug 2005
Location: Lawrence, KS (USA)
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The Republican's need to crash and burn!
Actually, you guys are mistaken. An election disaster for the Republicans--House, Senate and White House by big margins--might be the best thing that could happen to the party. Something akin to the Goldwater dibacle would do the same thing today--it would result in Republican majorties in Congress and the White House down the road. A good wrining-out of everything Republican in '08 would strengthen the party in the long run. They need a big wake-up call and that just might do it. If they do lose big this year, I predict they will come back stronger than ever in 2010, '12 and '16. Goldwater's 1964 nomination presaged election disaster for the Republicans and gave us Lyndon Johnson's Great Society - and we've been trying to dig our way out of the ruins ever since. Nevertheless, the Goldwater disaster was a wake-up call to the Republican Party.
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