Barry wasn’t near the conservative that his mouth pretended to be.
Please tell me more about that.
I reached voting age shortly after the 1960 election so it was with enthusiasm that I pulled the level for Barry Goldwater in 1964 and campaigned with vigor for him. Yes, as he got older, he certainly didn't get wiser but descended into liberalism. That was far from the Goldwater of the mid-60's. Is that latter-day Goldwater to whom you're referring or was there a liberal lurking under the strong Conservative that I perceived nearly half a century ago?
Take a look at how he ended up. Young wife, Gay rights conversion.... Yep Conservative all right.