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In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson was a formidable candidate for reelection. Few national Republican leaders were willing to risk their careers in a futile effort to unseat a popular incumbent, so Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona was able to win the Republican nomination. Goldwater represented a new breed of conservative, Western Republicans who were deeply suspicious of the political establishment in Washington and who rejected federal social programs as threats to American freedom and independence. Goldwater’s acceptance speech called for a return to traditional American liberties protected by limited government. Goldwater suffered a crushing defeat in 1964, but his ideals helped spark a conservative Republican resurgence in the 1970s and 1980s.

Barry Goldwater, Where I Stand. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964), 9–16.

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