Insightful article, especially this line:
The comparison to Goldwater is that he broke the consensus of the previous 30+ years of the nanny state. Rand could be the candidate to break the current consensus of the global interventionist/national security state. It's a fair article and comparison, and doesn't explicitly conclude anything about Rand's chances.One of Goldwater’s political problems in the 1964 race was a pervasive fear among many that he would start a nuclear war if elected; the Johnson campaign tapped into this fear in its famous “Daisy” ad. An over-the-top ad used against Paul wouldn’t have an exploding nuclear bomb; rather, it could show a bomb detonated by a terrorist who a declawed national security state failed to catch.
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