Barry Ferguson Interview Analysis

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This is an interview that was conducted on Friday May 12, 2013 at 8:30 P.M. in Murfreesboro, TN at the home of Barry Ferguson. Barry was chosen for the interview because of his many changes in political views, his available schedule, the friendship that we have, and because he lives next door to me making it convenient. . Barry owns a title company and is also a semi-retired professional musician. When Reagan was elected in 1980 Barry had just come of Tammy Wynette’s tour and was 23 years old. At this point he was a liberal Democrat. In 1981 he toured with Waylon Jennings and his world views began to change. By 1983 during a tour with Hank Williams Jr., Barry had become a full fledged gun owning conservative. His political stances have changed many times between 1980 and today. He went from being a liberal to a conservative, from a conservative back towards the left, back from the left to a hard core conservative, and today he considers himself a Libertarian. The Interview Kip: Barry I appreciate you taking the time to talk to me tonight. I asked you earlier in the week if you would think about your mindset during the Reagan administration and gave you a list of topics we would be…show more content…
I was busy partying and destroying brain cells so I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it. I remember the day after Reagan was sworn in they were released. Looking back they must have known Reagan wasn’t going to put up with their bullshit and thought that he would get the hostages one way or the other and figured letting them go might be the best thing to do. Reagan had the biggest balls of any President in my lifetime. Other world leaders feared him. Basically the hostages were released so Reagan wouldn’t blow up Iran. It was really cool to see the hostages come home but it was more cool hearing people talking about this “cowboy”
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