Greatest Political Speech
January 8, 2007 9:59pm CST
What do you see as the greatest political speech? I think Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" speech was one of the greatest, along with "Shining City on a Hill" and his farewell address. Each of these speeches not only stated a policy direction but also inspired a nation to believe in itself again. Thoughts?
• United States
10 Jan 07
You gotta go with Gettysburg Address for greatest speech and fit in Kennedy's Moonshot speech right below it. "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things. Not because they are easy but because they are hard..." Or FDR and his Day of Infamy sppech or his Feat itself speech. Think outside the Republican box and see there is more out there. I am a Democrat and yet I will grant that Reagan could put on a good speech but best ever? Top 10 maybe but not top 3.
• United States
11 Jan 07
I refuse to consider the Gettysburg address as it was the result of an illegal war and given by a tyrant and a man who was so very selfish in his drive for power he tricked an entire nation into believing he freed the slaves. The Moonshot speech was an excellent speech and it would be in my top 5 easily. There are several Democrats speeches that I hold in very high regard. JFK inauguration, FDR "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." I would like to reiterate, I am not a Republican. I used to be, however, I am a conservative now. I do tend to vote for the Republican candidate, but I am not beholden and in fact often disagree with the Republican Party platform.