Thursday, April 01, 2010

What is or is not a Goldwater conservative?

Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan are two figures from American history that many will point to as examples of admirable politicians. Many people these days believe Barry Goldwater to have been a libertarian Republican. In the upcoming 2010 elections voters in Arizona will have an opportunity to consider a candidate for Arizona's third congressional district who proudly claims to be a Goldwater conservative. Paulina Morris is campaigning against eight other Republicans for this office.

It is probably time for me to review Barry Goldwater's book The Conscience of a Conservative. With a new sense of inspiration that all things are possible (with enough hard work) now that Republican Scott Brown has been elected to be US Senator from Massachusetts perhaps a modern day equivalent of Barry Goldwater will find his way to office.

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