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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:55 AM

I personally enjoy these many references to Barry Goldwater...

I recall well the campaign in 1964 and many of the issues discussed in the days of the Cold War, including world-wide annihilation.

But one memory stands alone: President Johnson's campaign had had signs made, large wooden signs
with a picture of Johnson which were nailed onto telephone poles- now known as utility poles - and they stated: LBJ for the USA

Goldwater operatives made up wooden signs which coved over a portion of the sign so it read: LBJ for Moral Decay.

This was a direct affront to the Civil Rights crusaders.

Oh yes, and one more thing, actually two more things:

MAD Magazine had a cartoon of an ad for an all-purpose weapon which could be used to savage cities. The demo model was held by a likeness of Goldwater.

Our line was "Barry G. For World War Three"

His visage does not bring a nostalgic smile to my face.

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PCIntern Nov 2012 OP
Cirque du So-What Nov 2012 #1
PCIntern Nov 2012 #2
dhill926 Nov 2012 #3
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #4
PCIntern Nov 2012 #5
byeya Nov 2012 #6
PCIntern Nov 2012 #7
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #8

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:01 AM

1. I've seen some of the recent attempts at rehabilitating the image of BG

Sickening. Goldwater was a reactionary by any stretch of the imagination - his 'libertarian' stance on social issues notwithstanding.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:04 AM

2. Ex-actly.

You think we were scared of Romney? We were just as scared of Goldwater, believe me.

So was everyone else.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:24 PM

3. "extremism in the defense of liberty, is no vice."

would've worked in today's Repub party rather well.....

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:43 PM

4. one wonders what 64 would have looked like with the conservative media we have today..

i was 18 at the time and too young to vote... i too remember it well

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:53 PM

5. Goldwater would win handily...

Bird-Colonel, long-term Senator, world-wise, plain-spoken...many other hyphenated-attributes!

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:59 PM

6. My favorite 1964 campaign add had a Marlboro man type in closeup talking about how

 

Goldwater viewed federal projects like roads and other infrastructure as socialism.

The Marlboro Man said Barry Goldwater calls this "creeping socialsim" and the camera pulls back to a long view of the background which is a huge federal dam, and the MM says, "until it creeps into Arizona."

Goldwater was dung, was shite then and was shite until the day he took his dirt nap.

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Response to byeya (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:00 PM

7. I'd like to see that ad!

Wow...

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:17 PM

8. my father was nominally a Republican at the time...

as was the family.. i remember on at least a couple of occasions him saying "i would like to vote for Barry if he would give me a reason"... one of my unanswered questions after he passed was who did he vote for?..

the irony of course is that by 68 we were working for Gene Mc Carthy.. the move from progressive republican, to liberal democrat was easy in Idaho of the 60's.. the state began its romance with conservatism that is firmly entrenched today...

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