The Gipper Strikes Back

With Democratic taunts fresh in his ears, Reagan hits the campaign trail

Los Angeles, California.

Nearly 600 members of the U.S. Olympic team are cheering and shouting. "There is a new patriotism spreading across our country," the visitor declares as he looks out over the red-white-and-blue uniforms. "So when you're out there, set your sights high . . . Then go for it! Do it for yourselves, for your families, for your country. And will you forgive me, if I may be a little bit presumptuous, do it for the Gipper."

Austin, Texas. A crowd of...

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