From Barry Goldwater (1909–1998) American politician, businessman, and author, five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–65, 1969–87) and the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1964, Goldwater (1988), co-written with Jack Casserly:
Johnson was a dirty fighter. Any campaign with him in it would involve a lot of innuendo and lies. Johnson was a wheeler-dealer. Neither he nor anyone else could change that. That’s what he was. And Johnson was a treacherous boot. He’d slap you on the back today and stab you in the back tomorrow. Moreover, LBJ was dull. He was a lousy public speaker. The man didn’t believe half of what he said. He was a hypocrite, and it came through in the hollowness of his speech. LBJ made me sick.