Sen. Obama, You're No Barry Goldwater - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Sen. Obama, You’re No Barry Goldwater

American Spectator publisher Al Regnery has a piece in today’s NY Post arguing that unlike Barry Goldwater in 1964, Obama is not launching a true, enduring, political movement.

He writes:

Barry was a renegade, an outspoken conservative, fighting Rockefeller – a me-too liberal whose views were indistinguishable from the Democrats’. The two were as far apart on issues as two people from one party could be. Barack’s differences with his opponent are overwhelmingly about style, not policy.

Unlike the personality-driven Obama effort, which emphasizes vague democratic ideals and “change,” the Goldwater bid centered on principles. His platform was based on ideas – limited government, economic and political freedom, federalism; fiscal responsibility, traditional values.

Read the whole thing.

Also, you can find out more about Al Regnery’s new book, Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism, and purchase copies, here.

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