Barry Goldwater

Long Before The Left, Conservatives Pioneered Small-Donor, Grassroots Fundraising Part 1 of 2

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The New York Times has been printing breathless accounts for the past two years about how the Democrats and the Left have been clobbering the Republicans in small-dollar (under $200) fundraising donations.  The intended message is clear:  The Democrats are “the party of the people.”  Well, as Paul Harvey used to say, “Here’s the rest of the story.”

The presidential loser who 'won the future'

Ed Feulner, Washington Times

Fifty-five years ago this month, Barry Goldwater launched his quixotic campaign to be the Republican candidate for president. In the process, he turned American politics upside down. He won the nomination, but lost the general election — badly — capturing only six states, 52 electoral votes and 39 percent of the popular vote. It was the largest margin of defeat in a presidential race up until that time. And yet Mr. Goldwater affected American politics more than many winning candidates have. Not a bad legacy for a man who, in the words of George Will, “lost 44 states but won the future.”

A Revolution in the Past 14 Years: Conservatives and Alternative Media

By Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke, Authors of America’s Right Turn (2004)
Much has happened in the alternative media since we wrote America’s Right Turn in 2004. Where do conservatives stand today, compared to liberals, in political direct mail, talk radio, cable TV, the Internet, and the new social media? Here’s a scorecard.

Stirrings on the Right Side of the Internet

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In 2004, when America’s Right Turn was published, conservatives were behind the liberals in learning how to use the Internet for political campaigns.  But they were learning, and a major campaign victory in California showed what could be done on the Right. (Excerpt 43 of 45.)