“I could have told them eight years ago he was a closet socialist (compassionate conservatism is socialist light).”
“I have been much concerned that so many people with conservative instincts feel compelled to apologize for them.”
- Barry Goldwater “The Conscience of a Conservative”
Goldwater often praised HST, who in my opinion, was among the very worst of the 20th century presidents. But it was his “plain spokenness” supposedly that made him popular long after 1952.