Ronald Reagan: Remarks at the Republican National Convention

(1976)

Glossary

  • great general General Douglas MacArthur, who led U.S. troops in the Pacific in World War II, and commanded U.S. forces in the Korean War
  • late, late show in the pre-cable era, one of the few late-night television-viewing options was the so-called late-late show, usually featuring old movies
  • party platform a series of statements representing the official views of a political party on various issues of concern to the electorate
  • pastel shades soft, gentle colors—an idea used metaphorically by Reagan here to suggest principles that have been watered down
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Ronald Reagan (Library of Congress)

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