Reagan’s America: Innocents at Home

Wills, Garry

Doubleday, 1987

p. 283

“Before entering the political arena full time, Ronald Reagan spent years on the circuit for General Electric as their official spokesman, eating or poking at rubber chicken and giving the same anecdote-studded speech at each location. It had an apocalyptic message: ‘a slow invisible tide of socialism was engulfing America, held back only by a few brave businessmen.’”