Reprinted from www.libertylobby.org, home of The SPOTLIGHT archive
The Bilderberg Group and the election
By James P. Tucker Jr.
Of the five major candidates for president, all except Pat Buchanan are under close control of Bilderberg.
When Buchanan first ran for president in 1992, he promised The SPOTLIGHT not to let these internationalists control America. He has since reiterated that promise.
But the others are under direct control of Bilderberg:
Buchanan told The SPOTLIGHT during his first run that he would not appoint anyone to one of his cabinets who did not put America before any other international body.
"I don't know who Bilderberg is, but I've known for a long time that our foreign policy is controlled by an international elite, including the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations," Buchanan told The SPOTLIGHT. "I would turn elsewhere for advice."
Liberty Lobby, publisher of The SPOTLIGHT, soon afterward placed extensive information about Bilderberg in the hands of his sister and campaign manager, Bay Buchanan. Her brother continues to denounce the "international elite."
The interlocked Bilderberg-Trilateral elite has always tried to control the office of the presidency by owning both horses in a two-horse race.
In 1976, Trilateralist Jimmy Carter defeated Bilderberg Gerald Ford, the incumbent president. Carter's vice president, Walter Mondale, was also a Trilateralist.
In 1980, Ronald Reagan campaigned against Trilateralism in the primaries, forcing rival George Bush to "resign" from the group. Reagan was pressured into taking Bush -- then a pro-abortion advocate who had called Reagan's tax-cut plans "voodoo economics" -- on the ticket. The following March, Vice President Bush addressed the Trilaterals in Washington and Reagan hosted them at a White House reception.
In 1984, Bush won in a landslide over Michael Dukakis, who was surrounded by Bilderberg-Trilaterals. Dukakis' running mate, then Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.), chairman of the Banking Committee, was a Bilderberg regular. Bentsen continued attending Bilderberg meetings as Clinton's treasury secretary until a stroke incapacitated him three years ago. In 1992, Bilderberg Clinton ousted Trilateralist Bush.
National politicians understand the significance of support from the international elite. The Detroit News asked McCain: "What's the first thing you would do as president?"
McCain replied that he would call in, among others, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger and Hagel and say: "We've got to get foreign policy, national security issues back on track."
Brzezinski is a long-time Trilateral power. Kissinger is part of the top interlocking leadership between the Trila teralists and Bilderberg. Hagel is a new Bilderberg recruit.