April 15, 2009

A Little Reagan

Tom Lucero, running for CO-4 in 2010 was handing out flyers today at the tea party. On the back was Reagan's "Rendezvous with Destiny" speech, and a link to video and PDF on his website. I was particularly struck by this line today:

You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like
to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down‐‐up to a
man's age‐old dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order‐‐or
down to the ant heap totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian
motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward

Posted by John Kranz at April 15, 2009 6:17 PM

Ha ha - Tom may be handing out Reagan speechs but he is no Reagan. He has no positions on his website - what is he hiding?

Posted by: Joe Jacobs at April 15, 2009 7:55 PM

I've never heard of the guy and don't live in his district. But with 18 months before the election and 12 months before any nominating conventions, I doubt he's hiding anything. However, such a drive-by snark belies a partisan agenda. So, Joe, what are you hiding?

Posted by: Boulder Refugee at April 15, 2009 10:11 PM

I have always thought this to be Reagan's best speech. Superior to his first innaugural in every way.

As fot the guy distributing it- hey, I like a man who can shut up and recongnize that someone already said what he wants to say better than he can say it. Shows no small bit of humility.

Posted by: T. Greer at April 16, 2009 11:25 PM

It's important to note that Tom Lucero is apparently not the only Republican challenger angling to unseat democrat Betsy Markey in 2010. (In this district, I should think not.)

Posted by: johngalt at April 17, 2009 3:22 PM | What do you think? [4]