"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ronald Reagan - Mondale Debate

The 1984 election was virtually over before it began. During his first term, Ronald Reagan had established himself as one of the most popular leaders of all time. The chant at the Republican National Convention of "four more years" would not be denied. After the convention, the President's Democratic rival, Walter Mondale, mounted several solid attacks on Reagan's record and apparent lack of knowledge on certain issues. Reagan simply laughed off the charges and used his fantastic sense of humor to deflect the criticism. To Mondale's dismay, it seemed as if nothing could stop another term for the Reagan-Bush team.

October 21, 1984

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