California was at California State in Fullerton, California. The last place of the California campaign trail, Reagan was and had been attempting to gather as much support from the American people for Bush as he possibly could. He was appealing to the youth of America around the ages of 18 to 25, there was a lot of pride and passion between the Liberal's and Democrats. This rally met a lot of. voters who were against the Republican ticket, obviously it is California. During this address, police and rally organizers had been keeping out marching supporters of Dukakis several yards away from the entrance into the arena. During the bulk the speech, Reagan had taken the opportunity to try and convince those who were indifferent with the choice of the Bush-Quayle he reassured the people that this was the ticket that held the pair you could have faith and trust with your life. "I've worked more closely with George Bush these two terms than with any other member of the administration; I have seen him keep a cool head in hot crises; I have seen his leadership and vision (Miller)," Reagan stated. Many Americans were aware that George Bush was not the going to be most energetic, nor going to be the greatest communicator that American politics had ever come across, but he was indeed more than qualified for the job of President of the United States. When listing the duties that Bush had aided with during the tough times within the Reagan administration, he also listed his own personal views and the love he had expressed for the country. "George Bush understands the importance of the values that is expressed in the Pledge of Allegiance, he understands that we must have judges who are judges not. legislatures ; that is why the next President of the United States should be George Bush." Despite the vast group of
people who had shown they were in opposition to Bush, Reagan had still managed to eventually stir up the lively crowd by offering an ultimatum: we need to keep America on the same path it has been. on since 1980 versus elect a Democrat as President of the United States and we kill economic progress and then start to tax the people to death. The group that Reagan was trying to jump-start at this rally was the same 18-to-25-year-old group of people that proved to be so critical to Reagan's early successes. This had in turn exemplified Reagan's ability to reach across different generations in a simpler way. Towards the end of the speech, those who were now voting Democratic, were once again amazed by Reagan's convincing speech that made the American people ready for another term of economic growth and again, "win one for the Gipper." A few days after this Republican rally, the campaign traveled down South to Mesquite, Texas for another Republican rally. This is for the final campaign swing for the Republican presidential candidate George Bush, Reagan had been on a determined path in the key states with his plan marked by the promise of the candidate: he had promised to the American people that Bush will carry on his legacy, labeling the Democratic party as the "doom-ocrats". As
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- Summer '17
- President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, President Ronald Reagan