Originally Posted by Drewbot
The specific complaint the shrinks had about Goldwater regarded his casual views about nuclear weapons, including his proposal to delegate authority to use them in some circumstances directly to generals and his advocacy of using nukes against North Vietnam. Whether you consider that a policy dispute or evidence of irrational thinking might itself be a matter of debate.
The complaints about Trump are broader, involving his speech patterns, especially how they have deteriorated over time, his willful ignorance, his belligerent dishonesty, etc., etc. This has nothing to do with left/right. Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, John McCain etc. etc. are certainly conservatives -- and have been so for far longer than Trump -- but nobody claims they're crazy.