The irony? He did so at a $100-a-plate dinner, $774 today.
Most Americans didn’t even want us to land on the moon
Louis Anslow

Is this supposed to be a counterpoint? Goldwater was saying that the endeavor would use public funds on a far off vision at an unknown but spectacular cost (for the time). He did this at a private event paid for by willing participants, I’d reason some of whom disagreed with him. If you’re saying that expensive plate dinners and perhaps lobbying more broadly isn’t effective, I don’t think that’s correct. Otherwise, this comes off as conspiratorial, not at all reflecting the thoughtfulness of the rest of the post.

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