Speech at the Democratic State Committee Dinner, Columbus, Ohio

October 8, 1966


Columbus, OH

[The American people] are not going to vote for the Democratic party because things are fine or because they “never had it so good.” They are not going to pull the Democratic lever because they want to “stand pat” or “keep cool.” They will not favor our cause if they want to keep the status quo or stand in the way of change or go back to days that are gone. For if this is the course they wish there is another party, the Republican party, which is far better qualified, by history, tradition and temperament, to preside over stagnation and drift. No, they will vote for us only if they want to keep America moving. And I believe they intend to keep America moving.