1. Ronald Reagan's campaign:
Even when he was the underdog in the campaign for the GOP nomination for
President he was not swayed. He had one goal: to be nominated
as the Presidential candidate.
When his advisory board suggested that he
quit the campaign as there was just no hope, he refused. I don't
believe out of stubbornness - but out of single mindedness. Knowing
exactly what he wanted and knowing that he would never reach that goal if
he didn't go for it all out - without fear - exposing himself to criticism
Did he get nominated? No. And
that was his 2nd attempt! And still, that didn't stop him from
trying again four years later. If he had given up, he never would
have been President. And he would have confirmed himself to be a
2. Ronald Reagan's Presidency:
Since I was an early teen when Reagan took office, a lot of the
documentary information was new to me. I didn't realize the economic
problems endured by his belief in reducing taxes to stimulate the economy
and thus bring in more taxes to cover the difference. Or in his
stance that he would only continue to build the military and make the U.S.
the #1 power in the world.
By the middle of his first term, the country
was against him. Unemployment rates were high. People were
short-sighted and didn't have any belief or hope in the overall "plan".
As a parent, I don't know how I would have
re-acted during that time if I was having a hard time finding work.
But, once again, when everyone around him
was saying that he needed to abandon his plan and increase taxes, he
refused. Again, not out of stubbornness, but out of his belief that
this was the best for the country and that getting through this difficult
time would ultimately reap Americans greater rewards. He was alone,
but he stood firm.
Thank goodness he did!
How many of us would have done the same?
Really stand for something in which we believe? Peer pressure is bad
enough. Family pressure is awful - but what if it seemed the whole
country was against you, including your own advisors?
Reagan had a vision. He knew exactly
where he wanted to go. He knew exactly where he wanted the country
to go. And he got us all there.
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