Goldwater and Reagan — The Conservatives
Ronald Reagan's Emergence as "The Great Communicator"
Ronald Reagan's commitment to the economy, shrinking the government, and renewing the country's optimism are considered as factors leading to his growing popularity.
Barry Goldwater Before the Senate
Barry Goldwater's early background is discussed up until he was elected to the Senate.
Barry Goldwater's defiant 1964 Convention Speech
Goldwater's defiant 1964 Convention speech ultimately scared off voters.
Ronald Reagan's loss at the 1976 Republican Convention
Though Reagan lost, his gracious comments after his defeat made a lasting impression.