Which is better: A Barry Goldwater conservative or a William F. Buckley conservative?
I lean toward William F. Buckley myself.
I'm well over 55 years old. And I grew up watching FIRING LINE (as well as College Bowl) on channel 2 - PBS, which enamoured me to everything about William F. Buckley.
- Uncle PennybagsLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Are you old enough to remember those William F. Buckley debates on TV?
That's what totally turned me on to Conservatism. The ideas just made so much sense.
- El TecoloteLv 79 years ago
A Barry Goldwater conservative is actually so close to the middle that he might even be registered as a Democrat. I'll take the Buckley side myself.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Nelson Rockefeller become too average to be considered an marvelous conservative. have not you heard of the word "Rockefeller Republican"? Barry Goldwater, not likely a conservative, extra of a libertarian. William F. Buckley, sure. fairly considered one of u . s .'s superb conservatives.
- 9 years ago
Both hated and censured the John Birch Society, which was started by the Koch Brothers Dad, and is in fact the parent organization of the pathetic dog and pony show on Fox "News."
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- Lloyd JLv 69 years ago
I prefer Buckley. He favored freedom in the drug war. Freedom always works better than oppression.
- jehenLv 79 years ago
Either better than any Republican today. Both of these men believed in effective government. Not like the republican agenda today which is to dismantle government and make so disfunctional that you will hate it as much as they do and let them do it.
- truth seekerLv 79 years ago
Goldwater was more of a Liberal in the latter part of his life.
- nostradamus02012Lv 79 years ago
neither would be considered conservative enough for today's republican party.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Better at what being dead?