Sunday, November 02, 2008

Reagan's 1964 "A Time for Choosing" speech

He'd never held public office and the pundits said he labored for a lost cause.

But Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" speech in support of Sen. Barry Goldwater 1964 campaign for the presidency touched millions of Americans, reminding them of what our country was meant to be, and what the liberal/leftists were determined to make of it.

Goldwater lost in a landslide. Most of the same pundits who ridiculed "A Time for Choosing" predicted the demise of the Republican Party.

Reagan ignored the pundits. Two years later he was elected Governor of California.

You know the rest of the story.

The full text of "A Time for Choosing" is hosted by Fordham University here.

The You Tube video below which I found at the Raleigh N&O's Editors' Blog contains some of the most stirring portions of the speech.

Reagan's wisdom and vision inspire now just as they did almost a half-century ago.

I thank God President Reagan came our way.