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February 26, 2012

Arizona conservatives like Santorum but will vote for Romney

They take conservatism seriously in Arizona, the state that launched native son Barry Goldwater on his way to the 1964 Republican presidential nomination and gave him the platform to found the modern conservative movement. They also take seriously a top lesson of Goldwate's landslide loss in the general election against Democratic President Lyndon Johnson. In their hearts, they might have thought him right. But in their heads, they would rather have won.

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