Ronald Reagan: Remarks at the Republican National Convention


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As president, Ronald Reagan earned a reputation as the “Great Communicator” because he conveyed ideas in striking, vivid, and memorable ways. While he was president from 1981 until 1989 and for several years afterward, many people attributed his success as a speaker mainly to his experience as an actor in films and on television. There was another important reason, however, why Reagan became the “Great Communicator”: He often wrote the words that he read so effectively....