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Trump not the first Republican to court calamity for his party

Trump not the first Republican to court calamity for his party

Not for more than half a century, since the 1964 debacle of the Barry Goldwater campaign, has the Republican Party faced the same prospect of a landslide loss and peril to its survival as it does now in the campaign of Donald Trump.

Three months after Goldwater's resounding defeat, at a Chicago meeting of the Republican National Committee, Rep. Bob Wilson of California, the chairman of the GOP Congressional Campaign Committee, summed the party's need for self-preservation thus: "If I was in hell, with one leg gone and one arm gone and one eye gone, I'd still be thinking: How can I get out of here?"

One other attendee, Richard Nixon, the defeated 1960 presidential...

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