Listen to this Ronald Reagan speech from 1964. America is in that very same condition today! Republican party officials in California, who knew Reagan's powerful message and delivery, asked him to film a speech on behalf of the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater. The speech was aired on 10/27/64, and it was electrifying. Reagan began a long side career in public speaking as his acting career closed out. He traveled across the country meeting Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and any other civic-minded local groups. "The Speech" was delivered in various forms and to different audiences as each word was honed, measured, and memorized.