Republicans: The Party Future

What does the Republican Party do now? Plainly, it must start picking itself up, which will take time and cause pain. But the pattern that eventually emerges will almost certainly be designed by moderate men of the center. On a personal level, Goldwater's future as a party power seems bleak indeed. In Republican history, only Thomas E. Dewey managed to suffer defeat (in 1944) and remain the dominant man in the party through the next election. But unlike Goldwater, Dewey had a powerful, well-oiled machine. Moreover, Dewey was beaten in 1944 by Franklin...

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