Yes, we did, but that speech then formed my political philosophy today...and even though we were thoroughly whipped in ‘64, ‘80 was the payoff.
But as we see now, it was fleeting. Not permanent.
Reagan and Goldwater pegged all the dangers and lies about the LBJ approach to government. Johnson received a huge number of sympathy votes after the Kennedy assasination and, though the Democrats might have won in ‘64 despite the assasination, it would never have been the bloodbath that Goldwater had to endure.
Regardless, that campaign caused a number of battle lines to form re. big government, appeasement, spending, deficits—a whole lot of things which coalesced into the modern conservative philosophy. LBJ was out in 4 years and Reagan was in the White House in 16.