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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Hello Jack....any idea who Buckley's influence was?
    Greetings, JCC. Please expand on your question.
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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Without William F. Buckley, Jr. there would have been no conservative resurgence in the late 20th century.
    True.

    And I'd rather hold to my principles than to sell out. Then again, I'm not a politician.

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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    I agree that Buckley is a huge influence on late 20th century conservatives. Do you know who Buckley looked up to as influential to him....where he got his ideas?

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    Greetings, JCC. Please expand on your question.

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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    True.

    And I'd rather hold to my principles than to sell out. Then again, I'm not a politician.
    No, you are not. A politician bears more responsibility than we do. He is responsible and accountable for political success and/or failure. His job is to win so that at least some of your principles can be acted on.
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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    I agree that Buckley is a huge influence on late 20th century conservatives. Do you know who Buckley looked up to as influential to him....where he got his ideas?
    No, I'm sorry to say I do not.
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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    No worries, just wondering.

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    No, I'm sorry to say I do not.

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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    I think I understand your point but it begs the question: What's more important, integrity or winning? And when is the best opportunity to sacrifice ones integrity in order to win?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    No, you are not. A politician bears more responsibility than we do. He is responsible and accountable for political success and/or failure. His job is to win so that at least some of your principles can be acted on.

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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    I think I understand your point but it begs the question: What's more important, integrity or winning? And when is the best opportunity to sacrifice ones integrity in order to win?
    Good evening,JC.

    What does the word "integrity" mean to you?

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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    Hi Polgara. Consistent honesty and values.

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    Good evening,JC.

    What does the word "integrity" mean to you?

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    Re: CPAC head: Christie "doesn't deserve" to be a Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Hi Polgara. Consistent honesty and values.
    Then would it ever be worth it to lose your integrity just to win? Maybe there are exceptions, but the greats in history are remembered because they did not sacrifice their integrity, even if it meant death. Just my opinion...

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