The Campaign: The Wrong Approach

Wearing a locomotive engineer's cap, Barry Goldwater took over the controls of his Whistle Stop Special in Logansport, Ind., guided the train on a brisk two-mile run down the line. That was about the only time Goldwater's campaign for the presidency seemed to be moving forward.

There has been hardly any Goldwater pronouncement the last month that seemed to be calculated to win to his cause any sizable new segment of voters. Everybody remembers how he went out of his way to alienate audiences, attacking TVA in Tennessee, medicare in front of Florida...

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