10/10/16, "Paul Ryan Gives Up On Trump," Rod Dreher, The American Conservative
And, people who campaigned for Goldwater were not disgraced by his loss or their affiliation with him. That’s not going to happen this time. Nor will the Trumpsters be eager to make nice with the GOP establishment."
There's apparently big money in keeping alive a myth about 1964 and Goldwater. JFK was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963
--not even a year before the 1964 presidential election. Kennedy's Vice President, LBJ was sworn in as US president, on 11/22/1963,
a blood-spattered Jackie Kennedy beside him. With the assassination fresh in the country's mind, and LBJ already serving as president, there isn't the slightest chance in hell anyone but LBJ would be the next US president. Ignoring the context of that time is like not noticing that the small country of Israel is surrounded on all sides by seething, inhuman savages carrying the finest in US made weapons.
Also in 1964, of course, the GOP Establishment's Nelson Rockefeller did his best to destroy the Republican Party: He traveled the country warning that the Republican Party was a "danger to the nation:" "During this year, I have criss-crossed this nation...fighting to keep the Republican party of all the people-and warning of the extremist threat, its danger to the party and its danger to the nation."