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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RmmgVFByeaI]1980 Republican National Convention - YouTube[/ame]

    More than anything else, I want my candidacy to unify our country; to renew the American spirit and sense of purpose. I want to carry our message to every American, regardless of party affiliation, who is a member of this community of shared values.

    Never before in our history have Americans been called upon to face three grave threats to our very existence, any one of which could destroy us. We face a disintegrating economy, a weakened defense and an energy policy based on the sharing of scarcity.

    The major issue of this campaign is the direct political, personal and moral responsibility of Democratic Party leadership --i n the White House and in Congress -- for this unprecedented calamity which has befallen us. They tell us they have done the most that humanly could be done. They say that the United States has had its day in the sun; that our nation has passed its zenith. They expect you to tell your children that the American people no longer have the will to cope with their problems; that the future will be one of sacrifice and few opportunities.

    My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view. The American people, the most generous on earth, who created the highest standard of living, are not going to accept the notion that we can only make a better world for others by moving backwards ourselves. Those who believe we can have no business leading the nation.

    I will not stand by and watch this great country destroy itself under mediocre leadership that drifts from one crisis to the next, eroding our national will and purpose. We have come together here because the American people deserve better from those to whom they entrust our nation's highest offices, and we stand united in our resolve to do something about it.

    We need rebirth of the American tradition of leadership at every level of government and in private life as well. The United States of America is unique in world history because it has a genius for leaders -- many leaders -- on many levels. But, back in 1976, Mr. Carter said, "Trust me." And a lot of people did. Now, many of those people are out of work. Many have seen their savings eaten away by inflation. Many others on fixed incomes, especially the elderly, have watched helplessly as the cruel tax of inflation wasted away their purchasing power. And, today, a great many who trusted Mr. Carter wonder if we can survive the Carter policies of national defense.

    "Trust me" government asks that we concentrate our hopes and dreams on one man; that we trust him to do what's best for us. My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties. The trust is where it belongs--in the people. The responsibility to live up to that trust is where it belongs, in their elected leaders. That kind of relationship, between the people and their elected leaders, is a special kind of compact.


    Ronald Reagan's Acceptance Speech at the 1980 Republican Convention - 1980
     
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    Ah yes.....I can still remember it.
     
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    Missssssssssssssssss you!!
     
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    Mark Levin is playing a ton of Reagan quotes tonight.
    Good listen.

    Thanks for posting this one.
     
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    Tools.
     
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    I'd love to get Levin hooked up to a lie detector....with your idiot ass watching. I want to see your dopey face when it finally dawns on you.
     
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    Stephanie "The Whore" Cutter goes first.

    That woman lies so much, she can't tell the difference.
     
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    I'd love to have the helium contract. He sounds like he inhales a few tank fulls of it before every show. He actually makes Barney Frank sound good.
     
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    You deflect with such lame ease. I have never knowingly spent 10 seconds listening to Stephanie Cutter. No comparison. Deflection fail.
     

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