Yankee Doodle Candidate

The President rides high on feelings of optimism and patriotism

He toasts Chinese leaders in the Great Hall of the People. He mourns at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He chokes up on the D-day beaches of Normandy.

He leads the pomp and ceremony at the economic summit in London. With television cameras following his every move, Ronald Reagan seems to glide from one glorious "photo opportunity" to another.

As Election Day draws nearer, Reagan will seek the video limelight even more. On the Fourth of July, he will start the Daytona Beach Firecracker...

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