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La_Serpiente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-04 04:55 PM
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4. Probably the 1964 Barry Goldwater Election
Repub. Gov. Rockerfeller of New York was a liberal for his time.

Goldwater was the racist and extremist at that time and he too was running for the nomination.

I look back on it now and think that if Rockerfeller became the nominee, then the racists could have been purged from the party and they would have started their own political organization. Nixon just exacerbated the problem when he became president in 1968.

Both of them were at the 1964 Rep convention in San Fran trying to get the nomination. Goldwater's crew just took it over and he ended up becoming the nominee.

Wasn't there a black person in the Republican party during the 1960s? I think he was from Massachusettes.
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