How Donald Trump Is And Isn't Like Barry Goldwater
Trump is being compared to former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, but how much sense does the comparison make?By Eugene Daniels | March 2, 2016
As Donald Trump continues to steamroll his way through the GOP primary, pundits have begun to compare his rise, and what some see as an inevitable fall, to failed presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
But is it an apt comparison? Let's take a look at the evidence.
Goldwater was seen by some as an extremist fringe candidate; someone who was disliked by GOP party leaders and the establishment but somehow was able to galvanize the Republican base around his candidacy during the 1964 primary. Sounds familiar doesn't it? But the similarities don't stop there.