Barry Goldwater

Barry  Goldwater

Barry Goldwater (1909-1998) was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona who ran for President in 1964 as the Republican Party's nominee. Conservative was a charismatic and outspoken personality throughout the early half of the 1960s. Goldwater is widely recognized with reviving the conservative political movement in the United States during the 1960s. He had a significant impact on the libertarian movement as well. Goldwater despised the New Deal's legacy and led a conservative coalition to oppose the New Deal coalition.

He rallied a sizable conservative base to help him win the tumultuous GOP primary. Goldwater's right-wing campaign program eventually failed to find traction with the people, and he was defeated by incumbent Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1964 presidential election. Johnson was elected in one of the greatest landslides in history, defeating many Republican opponents in the process. Supporters praised Johnson's crusades against the Soviet Union, Read More chevron_right