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Conservatives need to argue about ideas, not about Trump

"Let's grow up, conservatives."

That call to arms was delivered by Barry Goldwater at the 1960 Republican convention to implore members of the then-youthful conservative movement to hold their noses and rally around Richard Nixon's candidacy.

Neal Freeman, a battle-scarred veteran of the conservative movement -- he was a correspondent for National Review and the producer of William F. Buckley's TV show, "Firing Line," among other tours of duty -- recently echoed Goldwater's clarion call

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