Montgomery County Republican Club
Celebrating President Ronald Reagan all Month Long
Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States, serving from 1981 to 1989. He is widely regarded as a transformative figure in American politics, having implemented a conservative agenda that sought to reduce the size and scope of government, lower taxes, and increase military spending. Reagan’s presidency is also remembered for his efforts to end the Cold War and his charming and charismatic leadership style.
Ronald Reagan’s Speech at the 1964 GOP Convention
“The Speech” is what Ronald Reagan called it. Today we call it, “A Time for Choosing,” and it was a pivotal turning point in Ronald Reagan’s life. Ronald Reagan began a long side-career of public speaking as his acting career closed out. He traveled across the country meeting Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce and any other civic-minded local groups. This continued and intensified during his service as the General Electric spokesperson while hosting their sponsored television series. “The Speech” was delivered in various forms and to different audiences as each word was honed, measured and memorized. During the 1964 Presidential campaign, Republican party officials in California, who knew Reagan’s powerful message and delivery, asked him to film a speech on behalf of the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater. The speech was aired on October 27, 1964 and it was electrifying. Donations to the Republican party and candidates increased dramatically.
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Reagan’s Impromptu Speech at 1976 GOP Convention
In 1976, the GOP had just nominated Gerald Ford for the Presidency. The GOP delegates enthusiastically chanted until Ronald Reagan (who had just narrowly lost) came to the dais and gave an impromptu speech… I am posting this because I am getting tired of hearing all of the GOP people belly-aching about their predicament. It’s time to put things into perspective, and it’s also time to man up, people!
Ronald Reagan’s Acceptance Speech at Republican National Convention, July 17, 1980
1st Inaugural Address: President Reagans Inaugural Address 1/20/81
President Ronald Reagan – Farewell Address
Broadcast to the American people from the Oval Office. Reagan mentions two triumphs from his presidency: the economic recovery and the recovery of American morale. He discusses America’s changing relations with the Soviet Union and shares his regret for the deficit that deepened during his time in office. He concludes by addressing America’s sense of patriotism and refers to the nation as “a shining city on a hill.”
AIRED – January 11th, 1989
President Reagan’s Challenger Disaster Speech
President Reagan talks to the nation about the Challenger Disaster on 1/28/86.
President Reagan’s Address at the Brandenburg Gate
President Reagan’s remarks on East-West relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany on June 12, 1987.