The first election to which I paid any attention was 1964, when Democrat Lyndon Johnson trounced Republican Barry Goldwater with something like 70% of the vote. The Republican Party was in complete disarray, the Democrats were dreaming of being on top forever, the pundits were wondering if the Republicans could survive as a party. Sounds sort of like this election.
You can’t carry the analogy too far because on his very best day Obama does not hold a candle to LBJ on his very worst. And “McCain: in your heart you know he's less wrong than Obama”, does not have much power to inspire. Apparently, Arizona is a nice gentlemanly place where they don’t practice the gutter politics of Texas or Chicago.
The Republicans won the Presidency in five of the next six elections.
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