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The Republicans learned a great deal from Barbara C. Jordan’s keynote address. Both of these films show a shift to a more candidate-centered campaign by not speaking negatively about the opposing party. In fact the only mention of democrats was in Reagan’s talking about the Roosevelt room, although a sound bite of Kennedy was included in Bush’s film. The movies parallel her address in other ways such as 1) “The Presidency is an Instituion and you have temporary custody of it”. 2) “I feel more Patriotic… I feel more proud to be an American”. Which is followed up with scenes of Americans from all walks of life to the background music of “Proud to be an American”. By letting the voters say the good things that Reagan’s administration has done humbled Reagan to an extent and justified the work and direction he was heading. 3) “People are travelling more… People are spending more money”. 4) “He’s not doing that for any other reason than to make it clear”. Referring to how Reagan talks to the people including them in matters of government. 5) “The Govenor has family values…dear to hispanics”, stressing Bush’s family values which this movie is more of a resume supported by character than accomplishments. 6) “One of the great challenges…to assume responsibility and lead”. This is an interesting look at how different pieces of rhetoric resemble one another. I would like to see a
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CAS 100C taught by Professor Nicholas,cheryll during the Spring '07 term at Penn State.

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