From her Facebook page (hat tip Another Black Conservative), Sarah Palin commends Doug Hoffman and remembers Ronald Reagan in his political defeat of 1976:
The race for New York’s 23rd District is not over, just postponed until 2010. The issues of this election have always centered on the economy – on the need for fiscal restraint, smaller government, and policies that encourage jobs. In 2010, these issues will be even more crucial to the electorate. I commend Doug Hoffman and all the other under-dog candidates who have the courage to put themselves out there and run against the odds.
To the tireless grassroots patriots who worked so hard in that race and to future citizen-candidates like Doug, please remember Reagan’s words of encouragement after his defeat in 1976:
“The cause goes on. Don't get cynical because look at yourselves and what you were willing to do, and recognize that there are millions and millions of Americans out there that want what you want, that want it to be that way, that want it to be a shining city on a hill.”
The cause goes on.
- Sarah PalinI voted for Reagan in 1976. He was running against Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination. I was living in Scottsdale, Arizona then and I got a large REAGAN button from the local Republican headquarters.
I still have that button, as new and shiny as the day I got it 33 years ago.