In 1964 Lyndon Johnson crushed Republican conservative Barry Goldwater to win re-election for the Presidency of the United States. Johnson surpassed the previous record, held by Franklin D. Roosevelt, by winning 61 per cent of the popular vote. He carried 44 states and accumulated 486 electoral votes.
Goldwater could not overcome such labels as demagogue, extremist, fascist, and most notable a war monger “who was likely to lead the United States into a nuclear war.” His most famous and perhaps most misunderstood quote came during the GOP convention at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. He declared “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice and … moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” Thus he was branded forever as the candidate of EXTREMISM.
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