Howard Phillips

We Need More Conservatives Running For The U.S. Senate

In 1977 and 1978 conservative giant Howard Phillips visited every congressional district in America to recruit candidates. During a trip to New Hampshire in 1977, only five people showed up for a meeting. One of them was Gordon Humphrey, who volunteered to run against Democrat Thomas J. McIntyre and became one of three New Right senators elected in 1978.

GOP Establishment Running Their 1964 Stop Goldwater Plan Against Trump

There are a lot of parallels between 1964 and 2016, but the most important one is this: By defeating Goldwater, establishment Republicans created the opportunity for Democrats and their progressive Republican allies to bankrupt the country in a war that lacked a strategy for victory and to enact the regulatory and welfare regime that continues to plague our economy and limit our liberty fifty years on.

Jeb Bush Has No Claim On Reagan’s Legacy

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
George H.W. Bush, ran as a pro-choice moderate in the 1980 Republican primaries – he wanted nothing to do with the social and economic conservative positions Reagan espoused. Almost by default Bush became Reagan’s runningmate, but he never adopted Reagan’s limited government goals and throughout the Reagan presidency he was never trusted by conservatives.

Reagan Won By Violating His Own 11th Commandment

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

In my new book TAKEOVER I knock down the myth of Ronald Reagan's so-called 11th Commandment and show how Reagan took all the discontents within the Republican Party to build a new majority coalition and defeat the “dime store Democrat” leadership of the Republican establishment.

What's Wrong W/ The Repub Right?

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

If conservatives won’t start taking results more seriously, you can bet the rest of the GOP soon will. In order to achieve victory, the late conservative activist Howard Phillips used to say, “first we must seek it.” Even before that, we must define it—and perhaps more ambitiously than we have done in the past.