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    Goldwater has been bashed a bit here as a racist.  I may be whistling through the grave yard, but I like to believe his politics in 1964 were based upon conservative principle, not on racist opportunism. (I save that honor for Nixon.)

    Goldwater's willingness to challenge the Christian right and to speak publicly in defense of gay rights (yes, he has a gay grandson which I am sure influenced him) while staunchly maintaining that both positions were conservative positions reassure me.

    I love his 1964 convention speech. I think it is an American political masterpiece.  His autobiography was a major disappointment to me - it sucked. I read is many years ago and perhaps should give it another look.  It is possible that I was the one who sucked when I read it, not him.

     

    Patriotic, flag waving, radical centrist Howard Dean Democrat. Until we stand on principle and lose our fear of defeat we will never win.

    by rusrivman on Sun Nov 18, 2007 at 06:50:29 PM PST

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