Of course, most conservatives would argue that the '64 campaign was vital, inasmuch as it clearly defined conservatism -- and introduced America to Ronald Reagan.
But David Frum argues that 1964 was an "unmitigated catastrophe for Republicans and conservatives."
... Over at AmSpecBlog, Jim Antle counters with some good thoughts on the subject.
Regardless of where you come down on this (I'm pro-Goldwater), Frum's arguments are, at least, interesting to consider ...
When Liberals Club People, It’s With Love In Their Hearts
Deadly Friday: Six Police Officers Shot, 1 Killed in Separate Attacks
Jennifer Van Laar
Hate on the Left
John C. Goodman