Ronald Reagan attempted a Goldwater-like comeback but like Donald Trump, Reagan had his Judas minions lurking in the shadows. The first Judas-knifing came in 1981 when M.E. Bradford was selected by Reagan advisers as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He had the support of no less prominent conservatives than Russel Kirk and Forrest McDonald. But, he had disdain for Southerners by Neocons such as Norman Podhoretz and William Kristol.