Trump is the crude reincarnation of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. In my first campaign, for Goldwater in ’64, he was our opponent. After Goldwater defeated him in the California primary, we didn’t see any more of Rockefeller Republicans, until Trump.
Rockefeller and Bush 1 were rivals in the V. P. sweepstakes after Nixon resigned and Ford became President. Bush was the conservative alternative to Rockefeller, and it got down to the two of them. Rockefeller had more money, so he was named V.P. So the Bushes are not Rockefeller Republicans. They’re conservatives with no balls, and that’s different.
I like Trump less than I liked Rockefeller. He’s from Manhattan, and he’s all about money. Those are the “New York values” that should worry us. Trump and Rockefeller are big spenders, lavishing huge amounts of government money into massive building projects. That’s all Trump really cares about, building things.
So who’s going to stop him? It won’t be Congress. They all love spending money. No, it will be the States, using Article V. And it begins this summer in Nashville. This will all become clear the afternoon of Wednesday, November 30th at the Grand Hyatt Washington. For the first time since 1861, a State will announce the Call of a Convention of States. It’s one of those things that if you say it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. It’s like a self fulfilling prophecy.
The Article V movement was started by Lew Uhler’s National Tax Limitation Committee, some 35 years ago. November 30, 2016, is when the final sprint begins. And 2017 is when we finally pull it off.