Columnists: If Goldwater Had Won . . .

How would the U.S. have fared if Barry Goldwater had been elected President? "The mind boggles to think of it," mused Columnist Art Buchwald last week in the New York Herald Tribune. Nonetheless, Buchwald did his deadpan best to guess how things really would have turned out under Goldwater. To begin with, he wrote, "the Viet Cong would have blown up an American barracks. Goldwater would immediately call for a strike on military bases in North Viet Nam and announce a 'new tit-for-tat policy.' Democrats would make speeches that Goldwater was 'trigger-happy' and was trying to get us into...

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