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George H.W. Bush Campaign (1988) for president and Reagan's speeches.Coleman NeillHIUS 445-B01Professor Davis02 March 2019AbstractThe year was 1987, Ronald Reagan and his 2nd term were coming to an end and George H.W. Bush announced his run for the Republican nomination for the President. The 1988 transition from two-term president, Ronald Reagan, to his own vice-president, George Bush. While campaigning for George Bush's presidency, Reagan stood by Bush's side and delivered many key-note speeches on the road. Bush had the upper hand with Reagan's popularity, this assisted with the election of George H.W. Bush.Foe turned to Friend
It would have been inconceivable to think that the destinies of Reagan and Bush would merge and propel both of them to the White House. President Ronald Reagan and GeorgeH.W. Bush were an unlikely union, some even calling it a "marriage of convenience (Wick)." Bush and Reagan had campaigned against one another for the Presidential nomination of 1980, usually being hostile with one another while debating on the topic ofeconomics(Wick). At Carnegie Mellon University, Bush ruled against Reagan's plans to cut taxes, increase defense spending, and balance the budget naming it "voodoo economic policy(Wick). Soon Bush announced he would withdraw from the race, which would later prove the best move when Gerald Ford's chance as vice president fell when Reagan and he had met. When Reagan had chosen Bush to be his vice, conservatives and many others were suspicious of the Nominee Bush and Jim Baker, his campaign manager.Reagan had viewed Bush as a crucial piece to bringing the party togetherand could help him in making the country great again with Bush's fantastic past jobs. Not only did Bush serve as a member of Congress, he used to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. To even further his resume he was Director of Central Intelligence, U.S. envoy to China, and Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Even with these past jobs, the pair did not have a great friendship, they would start to warm up after Reagan's failed assassination . After working together for the rest of The Reagan Presidency, this would lead to the support that Bush needed from Reagan when Bush decided to run for the nomination of the 41st President.The Candidate: George H.W. BushGeorge H.W. Bush had talked to Ronald Reagan about his government experience and service as vice-president, and his commitment. Bush was running to continue what Reagan started, he did not want to introduce unneeded changes
in his campaign and including in his presidency. He opposed statues such as flag-burning, abortion and supported ideas such as free trade and community volunteerism. (Bush) While running his own campaign, Bush was very dependenton such people as James Baker, a friend from Bush's home state of Texas. He served as Reagan's Chief of Staff and Lee Atwater, a very tough political consultant, who is from my home state of South Carolina. Ronald Reagan, the current President of the United States, served as his consultant, friend, and "Great Communicator". Bush had first lost the Iowa caucus badly, finishing third behind
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President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, President Ronald Reagan