General Note / OCR
In a 1968 interview, Senator Barry Goldwater and Congressman William Miller reminisce about their 1964 presidential campaign. Barry Goldwater was the Republican nominee for president and William Miller was his running mate. In this discussion, both Goldwater and Miller discuss their views on campaign expense and the need to reform certain elements of the campaign process. The discussion continues by addressing the problems within the American system of government, chiefly the difficulties of accomplishing certain goals when a president of one particular political party is in office and the Congressional majority consists of the opposite political party. Goldwater considers the merits of America adopting a system of government similar to the British system of having a majority party and a strong minority party. The role of the press is discussed at length and Goldwater's views on the press's negative portrayal of his campaign begin to dominate the discussion when the interviewer asks about possible reasons for Goldwater's loss of the presidential election of 1964.