Nation: Republicans: Who Are the Goldwaterites?

They wear tennis shoes only on tennis courts. They don't read Robert Welch or hate Negroes. They aren't nuclear-bomb throwers, and they don't write obscene letters to editors who disagree with them. They are reasonably well-educated and informed. They are, in fact, nuts about Barry Goldwater without being nutty in the process.

These are the citizens who make up the great majority of Goldwater's following. As such, they are the troops in a middle-class revolution that borrows from Populism, has a strong desire to maintain the economic and social advances it has achieved, looks...

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