am stunned that there is absolutely no plan from the RNC to combat Barack Obama’s upcoming 30 minute infomercial. Although it may not be the deciding factor of the election, it is 30 minutes of uninterrupted, unopposed Obamaganda on all major networks
On October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan took to the airwaves for a half-hour of advertising time paid for by the Goldwater campaign and delivered an address to the nation called “A Time For Choosing,” also known as “The Speech.” Reagan had been delivering versions of the address, modified at times to reflect new information, during the entire campaign, most notably at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
The speech was a clear, concise and logical recitation of conservative ideals and values as well as a specific contrast between Democrat President Lyndon Johnson and Republican challenger Barry Goldwater.
Although Goldwater eventually lost the election, conservatism won. The speech launched Reagan’s political career (in a time when political careers weren’t launched in terrorists’ living rooms). The speech raised $1 million for the Goldwater campaign. Based on the popularity of the address, Reagan was urged to run for Governor of California; a position he won and retained until his first run for the Presidency.
It is viewed as the genesis of the conservative movement in American politics; the moment the Republican party began moving from the country club to main street.
Barack Obama is set to address the nation this week. We don’t know if that infomercial will be similar to Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” address.
We need an updated “A Time For Choosing” for 2008.
We need a credible communicator – I’d choose Fred Thompson – to deliver a clear, concise outline of the dramatic differences between a McCain administration and an Obama administration.
There is too much at stake to let Obama’s message go unchallenged.
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