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Watch: Highlights of Ronald Reagan’s First Acceptance Speech!

I miss Ronald Reagan and I suspect you might as well. Rarely have we had a politician who united us as a nation and a movement like him.

He was one of our best orators and gave us so many memorable quotes.

With this week being the Republican National Convention, we thought it would be nice to share some highlights from Reagan’s first acceptance speech in 1980.

It is President Reagan in classic form. But what’s most interesting to me is that he is talking about a lot of same problems and themes (divisiveness, the importance of working together for a common goal, the need to preserve freedom) that we are still talking about today.

Watch it below:

And watch more on the last 25 years of the RNC below:

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