Two little nuggets from history

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from Chris Matthews
-When was the last time Republicans won the White House without a Bush or a Nixon on the ticket?  You will not believe this: 1928. 

You have got to go back to 1928 to find a year the Republicans won the White House without a Nixon or a Bush on the ticket.  I owe James Carville for that gigantic detail.  80 years of  nothing but Bushes and Nixons in winning Republican tickets – tonight’s “Big Number.”  You can take that to the bar room tonight. 

-Ben Barnes, who is lieutenant governor of Texas, sent me a letter.  It was a letter sent by Barry Goldwater back in 1960, the day after Lyndon Johnson got the vice presidential nomination.  Here’s what Barry Goldwater, another senator from Arizona, said: “it is difficult to imagine a person like you running in a second spot to a weaker man” – that would be Kennedy – “but it is even more incredible to try to understand how you are going to try to embrace the socialist platform of your party.”

Two little nuggets from history

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