Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan (A Time For Choosing) 1964
Posted on 10/05/2008 3:33:40 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
What would Reagan say about the 2008 election ?
Here’s the comment I just posted on YT:
Past is prelude. If we ignore the mistakes of the past...if we disregard the call to stand up for what we believe in...then we as a nation will lose what makes us special. We will cease to be that shining city on a hill. The cost of freedom is eternal vigilance. Let’s keep that in mind when leftists promise “peace” by means of retreat and recognize what that truly means for our country.
Makes you want to cry for America! So blind to danger today! What a great and wise man!
Reagan would say just what Sarah Palin said about the Big O’s terrorist associations and criminal favors, mutual favors I would assume. Reagan would tell us the truth; we’d know that he was telling us the truth, and he would tell us, “Don’t succumb to the negative, America-hating rhetoric of Barack Hussein Obama about the United States of America.
"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." - Ronald Reagan, "A Time for Choosing," 1964
That's how Reagan really jumped on to center stage, making his classic, definitive "A Time for Choosing"/"Rendezvous with Destiny" speech for Goldwater in '64, jumpstarting the conservative movement. They need something similar for McCain.
Someone like Hannity should run clips just of the Reagan speech for historical perspective on how a good media strategy can launch conservatism. Fred Thompson would be good for a live, televised campaign speech. He's got the right affect, stage presence, stature, and speaking voice.
If Reagan were alive today he wouldn’t believe that the Democrats (his former party) have gone so far to the left (socialism) and the Republicans have gotten away from converative principals which made this party so great. Reagan would be asked if he beared some of blame to the problems of today. He would smile, look at the reporter and say, “Yes, because I was once a Democrat.”
For some reason I simply can't listen again today.
I look over once great country on life support driven to the brink of death by socialism, greed, corruption and apathy
The democrats are driving a stake though our hearts and stuffing us into the grave
Someone once said A patriot must be always willing to defend his country against its government.
Government has let the people down.
Now it is up to us. We can pour some water on the fire and fold up the tent. or we can fight for what we believe. We must choose to fight.
Good Lord, are these our only choices?