Pat Buchanan Reveals the GOP ‘Comeback’ in Nixon

Pat Buchanan Reveals the GOP ‘Comeback’ in Nixon

By Christopher Ruddy at NewsMax.com “The Greatest Comeback should be required reading for RNC staff and everyone across the country trying to help the GOP win the Senate… Buchanan’s “Comeback” is a fun read not only for the opportunity to see Nixon in such a personal, behind-the-scenes way, but also for the lessons it offers […]

Pat Buchanan, Richard Nixon, and the Search for the Lost Republican Presidential Coalition

Pat Buchanan, Richard Nixon, and the Search for the Lost Republican Presidential Coalition

By James B. Pinkerton at Breitbart “Buchanan tells the story well, and he bolsters his tale with copious evidence from those days—not just his first-hand memories as a major participant in the campaign, but also abundant news clips and archival campaign memos. The man is obviously a packrat, and for the sake of history, that’s […]

When a Young Pat Buchanan Met Nixon: “You’re Not as Conservative as Bill Buckley, Are You?”

When a Young Pat Buchanan Met Nixon: “You’re Not as Conservative as Bill Buckley, Are You?”

By Patrick J. Buchanan via Rare.Us A conservative since I can remember, I had been a backer of Barry Goldwater from the day Richard Nixon conceded in 1960. Arriving at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat from Columbia Journalism School in June 1962, I had maneuvered myself onto the editorial page by August. The Globe-Democrat had backed Goldwater […]

Buchanan to Salon: A Populist Conservative Candidate Could Beat Hillary

Buchanan to Salon: A Populist Conservative Candidate Could Beat Hillary

By Scott Porch at Salon.Com A populist conservative might beat Hillary, he tells Salon — while taking on MSNBC, McCain, the Tea Party and more After losing the presidential election in 1960 and the California governor’s race in 1962, Nixon famously told reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.” Soon after, he set up […]

A Left-Right Convergence?

A Left-Right Convergence?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Last summer, in this capital of gridlock, a miracle occurred. The American people rose as one and told the government of the United States not to drag us into another Middle East war in Syria. Barack Obama was ready to launch air and missile strikes when a national uproar forced him […]

Goldwater-Rockefeller Redux

Goldwater-Rockefeller Redux

By Patrick J. Buchanan “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Mark Twain’s insight comes to mind as one observes the panic of Beltway Republicans over the latest polls in the battle of Obamacare. According to Gallup, approval of the Republican Party has sunk 10 points in two weeks to 28 percent, an […]

The Winter of Conservative Discontent

The Winter of Conservative Discontent

By Patrick J. Buchanan As the white flag rises above Republican redoubts, offering a surrender on taxes, the mind goes back to what seemed a worse time for conservatives: December 1964. Barry Goldwater had suffered a defeat not seen since Alf Landon. Republicans held less than one-third of the House and Senate and only 17 […]

McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Early in Ronald Reagan’s second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement. Rusher asked how he would describe Barry Goldwater‘s role. Reagan thought a moment and replied: I guess you would have to call him […]

The True Believer

By Patrick J. Buchanan Last May, Ron Paul filed his financial disclosure form, and The Wall Street Journal enlisted financial analyst William Bernstein to scrutinize his investments. “Paul’s portfolio isn’t merely different,” said an astonished Journal, “it’s shockingly different.” Twenty-one percent of his $2.4 to $5.5 million was in real estate, 14 percent in cash. […]