March 31, 2012

Observation of the Night: Rick Santorum

Filed under: Activism,Quotes, Etc. of the Day,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:41 pm

An astounding historical fact cited by Rick Santorum with CNN’s John King, noted in a Newsax item (bold is mine):

Santorum noted that the Republican establishment in Washington and New York typically pushes for a moderate like Romney to lead the party, and they typically lose.

“ … if we don’t have a conservative, we will end up with the same situation we have had over the past 100 years. There’s been over 100 years now. There’s only one Republican that’s ever defeated a sitting Democratic incumbent president, one.

“And it’s the one time we ran a strong conviction conservative, in the face of the party saying no, no, no, we need a moderate. We need to win. We need to win. They always say that. And we always lose. And the one time we didn’t listen to the establishment, the Washington insiders, we had Ronald Reagan. And not only did we win. We changed the country.”

And made it immensely better, I might add.

The last Republican to defeat an incumbent Democrat before Reagan defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter in 1980 was Benjamin Harrison, who bested Grover Cleveland in 1888.

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