You realize his views weren't universally unpopular? Mostly unpopular with conservatives?
You realize I didnt say "universally unpopular"?
Go ahead and reread what I wrote and you'll (hopefully) see that the wording used does not imply what you are inferring. Using myself as an example: I think Barry is probably a pretty decent dude. He has a personal likability about him. I dont like many of his views though. I think there are probably more than a few people who feel similarly. Capice?