This weekend Brett Farley made national news by resigning from the OKGOP leadership team over his rejection of Donald Trump as the standard bearer. Today he unveiled his plan for overhauling how the party selects it's nominees. It's far to say Farley is not a Tea Party darling or Liberty Caucus orchestrator.
His solutions seem more like a return to the smoke-filled rooms where enlightened party fathers conduct litmus tests and pump white smoke up the chimney when they have a nominee.
The effort is called "The 1966 Project". Those who worked had for the Barry Goldwater campaign of 1964 will not see this title as a welcome sign.
The Rockefeller Republicans of 1966 worked hard to rid the party leadership of any allies of Goldwater. Among Nelson Rockefeller's allies were US Senator Prescott Bush and Michigan Governor George Romney. Their great concern was that Ronald Reagan may try to build on the Goldwater movement.Their offspring are treating the Trump insurgeancy in much the same way Rockefeller treated Goldwater.
The 1966 Project
by Brett Farley
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