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The Greatest Comeback
I have read scores of political books over the years, starting as a young boy with Teddy White\'s, \"The Making of the President, 1960\". I majored in Poly Sci in college. Just to put my congratulations into context, your latest book is an outstanding first-hand history. You bring the reader right alongside the events you witnessed and recall so vividly. In the process you also perform an admirable feat for your old \'Boss\"---you humanize Mr. Nixon. I very much look forward to your next volume on the White House years! As you indicated, Lord willing. Congratulations.
Do We Not Hear
Why does no one listen to you? Could it be that we are not a democracy and thus there is very little free speech published? Maybe we are nothing but an occupied country. As long as it takes millions to run for public office, we can never be free from the occupying forces. Just ask Rand Paul who is trying to break free from these shackles and is shunned by the media for daring to try . Even the so called " Fair and Balanced" network won't defend him. Their headlines appear to be " United We Stand, Anyone but Rand".
Against Terrorism But for What
Hi Pat, long time admirer and financial supporter of your 1992 Presidential campaign. In your recent article you mentioned several so-called \"terrorists\" or, depending on one\'s point of view, \"freedom fighters.\" One of our own \"home grown American terrorists,\" who went on to stardom, was John Brown. Hanged in 1860 for “terrorism” (treason) John Brown was the lightning rod who sparked the Civil War. Today, 155 years later John Brown went from a hanged terrorist to an American hero.
Consecration of Russia
Pat. This is far and away the best post you have ever written ....to a point! As the English would say. As any good catholic knows it will involve the Blessed Virgin Mary and the consecration of Russia to her by the Pope and all the catholic bishops. \"He will do it...but it will be late\". Let us pray this Pope will wake up and understand the world is not our friend!
Posted by John Cooney from St. Marys, Kansas,
January 23, 2015 year of our Lord
Suicide of a Superpower
I find myself agreeing with your assessments on economic and foreign policy issues. I also learned we are blood relatives, how interesting is that. I know that we most likely will never meet, however I do believe that genetics play a large role in our physical and mental tendencies. Much love and respect.
Pat, you're the best buddy...
Pat, I am 42 years old. I voted Democrat until 2008, when I decided that I had enough of being lied to by the elites in that party. I grew up in Church and I knew that abortion and homosexuality were a sin. However, I was not a fan of George W. Bush. That is when I discovered your columns. I knew I had found my voice. Thanks for the columns and keep it up!
Is War in the Cards with Russia in 2015
The U.S. does indeed face war with Russia, and soon, unless we drop the policy of supporting \"color revolutions,\" NATO on Russia\'s border, and worldwide ABM defense weapon sites not shared with Russia. The answer is that the U.S. join the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and many others in joint projects of physical economic development.
Is war in the cards in 2015
On behalf of the San Diego World Affairs Council I would like to invite you to deliver a talk to us when you visit Southern California on the above referenced subject. We follow your columns and admire you. I had a pleasure of meeting you here when you were running for the president. Happy New Year. Best wishes Vojin Joksimovich
Do we really want Cold War II?
You are right on restarting the Cold War II-- The War party needs this to keep tensions high and an enemy that can stir people up. This is a basic need for the defense industry to keep funding and contracts flowing, the \"Military Indistrial complex\" as Eisenhower put it.
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR PAT,
I started reading your articles about 18 months ago, And have been hooked since!
Thank you for what you for everything you do and god bless.
A Brief for Whitey
I am a first time visitor to your site and find your perspective on the real story of the plight of black Americans refreshing! I will support your website as I believe as a Christian loving our neighbor includes being honest with him in an effort to help him improve his life. If the white on black crime rate was 35 times that of the opposite I would expect these demonstrations, but the truth is not very well known in America, so thank you for having the guts to share it! I feel the need to go out and demonstrate based on these facts, but my love for peace and a desire for positive change does not seem well addressed by abrasive demonstrations, rather we just need a leader to stand up and lead. Obama has had the perfect opportunity to do so. He can say what you have said here and not be called a racist. It would serve our country better than anything else he has done in office. Talk about a legacy. Its too bad he does not have the vision or the courage.
A Russophobic Rant From Congress
Enjoyed your perspective on Congress\' position in relation to what has transpired in the Crimea. All the problems do not reside in Russia. The West must take some of the responsibility for what has taken place. It is indicative of the lack of leadership we must live with today. No real international policy unless there dollar signs connected to it.
Audit the Federal Reserve
Dear Mr. Buchanan,
Will the new Congress finally send a bill to the White House authorizing the GAO to audit the Federal Reserve? If not, why?
Thank you for publicly saying what we all believe. It takes guts today in the PC world to speak out and speak the truth.
A Russophobic Rant
Your final sentence: >>Those who produced this provocative resolution do not belong in charge of U.S. foreign policy, nor of America's nuclear arsenal.
I am an 81 year old white male. Voted Democrat all my life. Except once for Ross Perot. Will not, cannot vote for Hillary Clinton. Will not print what I think of her. I will vote Republican before I vote for Hillary. She will not only ruin the country, but also the Democrat Party. Hillary ruins everything she touches.
The Greatest Masterclass
Dear Mr. Buchanan,
I am a Finnish political scientist as well as novelist, and I just finished The Greatest Comeback. It was an extremely written and edited story of a compelling political campaign.
The book also contested the indirect argument presented on D.A. Pennebaker's documentary 'The War Room' about the 1992 Clinton campaign being the first 'modern' presidential campaign ever in the U.S. It seems to me that the Nixon '68 campaign already had all the central elements in place when it comes to rapid response etc.
To me the most intriguing aspect in the book was the preparation process between Nixon and his staff. I got the feeling that sometimes there was Buchanan and Nixon planning on what a candidate called RN should say or do next, as if the person Richard Nixon was somehow able to observe and evaluate his own public life image from an outside vantage point with his assistants.
Regardless of one's own political beliefs, I would definitely recommend The Greatest Comeback as both an insight to political argumentation as well as generally spending quality time with an excellent book.
More Befuddlement in Ferguson
Pat, Please tell the Reverend Sharpton to gain some weight, he looks like hell. He almost looks like he has a communicable disease.
The Greatest Comeback
I knew you were a speechwriter so I assume this book is not ghostwritten. In fact, it is written so well I hear your voice when I read it. Great storytelling and what a fascinating account of the strategies of the campaigns. It's not very political despite being about political campaigns. Every political stripe will enjoy this book (except the frothing at the mouth lunatics that start pulling out their hair at the very mention of the name Pat Buchanan). The best writing style I have read since Tom Wolfe, and that's saying a lot.
Riot, not Ferguson verdict...
Very good article. Shame on all of us, US citizens, for becoming so complacent that we have allowed anarchy to be tolerated by our President and our Attorney General. Not only tolerated, but encouraged. " All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."--Edmund Burke
Would you please write a column dealing with the Monroe Doctrine and what appears to be our present lawless behavior in so many parts of the world today?
All articles on GOP as War Party
You hit the nail on the head on this issue. Fortunately, the GOP has become a party of wolf-criers when it comes to "threats" to "our Freedom". If only your wisdom prevailed in our current situation with ISIS and in our approach to our overall relationship with Russia.
Did We Vote for War
Just wanted Pat to know that I and many of my friends think that he is the only one in Washington who has any sense whatsoever and that we value his opinion on all matters.
Did we vote for war?
Good article Pat, I don't think we have any say about war or not any more.(maybe we never did) We told them not to go into Syria so they invented IS to get us in the back door. Also: Let's stop the TPP!
All articles on GOP as War Party
As a Vietnam Army Infantry veteran (1968-69), and limited- government, conservative, I pray each day to know that God, Principle, is in control and that the GOP will awaken to its real mission of choice and freedom in domestic schooling, health care, entitlement reform and give us reduced debt and a balanced budget. You are my personal hero and one of the most articulate voices of sanity against the military solution for every ill. THANK YOU.