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To: ajay_kumar
> Did not Goldwater lose every state except 1 or 2? Why did he get beat so bad by a centrist democrat?

It wasn't a fair fight. LBJ was riding the recently-deceased JFK's coattails pretty hard. The shocked and grief-stricken country wanted Kennedy back, and failing that, JFK was closer than Barry.

Also, the Dems ran a REALLY dirty smear campaign to make Barry appear extremist. Remember the 1964 "Daisy Girl" ad?

9 posted on 12/22/2007 11:16:03 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored; ajay_kumar
Sorry, typo.

> ... and failing that, JFK was closer than Barry.

Should be "... and failing that, LBJ was closer to JFK than Barry."

10 posted on 12/22/2007 11:17:38 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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