Barry M. Goldwater

Barry Morris Goldwater was an American politician and United States Air Force officer who was a five-term U.S. Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States in 1964. Goldwater is the politician most often credited with having sparked the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. Despite his loss of the 1964 U.S. presidential election in a landslide, many political pundits and historians believe he laid the foundation for the conservative revolution to follow, as the grassroots organization and conservative takeover of the Republican party began a long-term realignment in American politics, which helped to bring about the "Reagan Revolution" of the 1980s. He also had a substantial impact on the American libertarian movement. Wikipedia*

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Barry M. Goldwater has 38 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1960 Speech. The year with the most videos was 1986 with 10 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1964 with an average of 4,710 views per program as a Presidential Candidate. Most appearances with John Tower (2), Lyndon Baines Johnson (2), Lattie Coor (2). Most common tags: Republican National Convention, Department of Defense.

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U.S. Senator, R-AZ January 3, 1969 - January 3, 1987 Videos: 34 Presidential Candidate,
c. January 1, 1964 - c. November 3, 1964 Videos: 2 U.S. Senator, R-AZ January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1965 Videos: 1

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