Newspapers: Sizing It Up

"It was a great victory for conservatism said the Milwaukee Sentinel. "An majority voted to conserve the status quo -to preserve the system of government by subsidy which the Democrats have made the American way of life." Thus last week one of the 359 U.S. dailies that had endorsed Barry Goldwater assessed the meaning of his defeat.

Avalanche's Trigger. Other pro-Goldwater papers took a different tack.

The Chicago Tribune took cheer from the fact that 26.6 million voters "were willing to support the spokesman of a conservative philosophy in a time of general prosperity and against an en trenched political apparatus...

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