How Phyllis Schlafly Beat Liberal GOP Kingmakers and Paved Way for Reagan
What difference did “A Choice Not an Echo” make? If Goldwater had not won the California primary, he might not have won the Republican presidential nomination. If Goldwater had not been the 1964 nominee, Ronald Reagan would not have been given the opportunity to make his historic TV address “A Time for Choosing.” If Reagan had not delivered that talk, he would not have been asked to run for governor of California. If he had not been governor of California, there would have been no President Reagan, no Reagan Revolution and no end to the Cold War without a shot being fired.
Big things can come about through seemingly little things like “A Choice Not an Echo,” written by a remarkable lady—Phyllis Schlafly, the first lady of American conservatism.