Where were you 40 years ago tonight?

Where were you 40 years ago tonight?  On this day in 1980, I was watching Ronald Reagan accept the Republican nomination.  

During the speech, Mrs. Reagan sat by him and looking great.  Former President & Mrs. Ford were in the audience and cheered along with the delegates.

Reagan had considered Ford as VP.    It was thankfully shot down as a constitutional nightmare.   Eventually, Ford pushed for Bush to be the VP nominee.   

By 1980, President Ford was extremely popular. I guess that 4 years of President Carter will do that to any Republican, specially the one he narrowly defeated in 1976.

It was Reagan at his best: optimistic and patriotic.   I still love this speech so many years later.  

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