Arguably one of the most conservative presidential candidates of the 20th century, Barry Goldwater had a bit more liberal views in the 1990's which was long after he lost his bid to be president. He alienated many of his Republican supporters during the last years of his life. He endorsed a Democrat for a Arizona congressional election. He also told Republicans to not attack Bill Clinton over the Whitewater controversy. He also thought the U.S. military's policy of not allowing LGBT members to serve was wrong. And he grew very highly-critical of how the religious-right was taking over the Republican Party.