View Full Version : Political speech. This is how it's done.

09-06-2008, 06:38 PM
After having wasted time listening to John McCain's forgettable speech, which went on and on about self-sacrificing and serving "the greater good", I needed to cleanse my system. The best way to do so was to listen to this masterpiece of American rhetoric. Rather than sharing McCain's tragic vision of men bound in sacrifice to their country, this speaker's vision is about American heroes free to pursue their own happiness.

You can listen to the audio from the Republican National Convention of 1964 here. (http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/barrygoldwater1964rnc.htm)

Or view the transcript here. (http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/PDFFiles/Barry%20Goldwater%20-%20RNC.pdf)

Its a great way to recharge your batteries. Take pride that America was once a land in which such a speech was possible.