Vice President George H.W. Bush accepts the Republican nomination for president

Vice President George H.W. Bush accepts the Republican nomination for president



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(18 Aug 1988) Before an uproarious Republican National Convention, Vice President George H.W. Bush claimed the presidential nomination with a declaration that the election is a choice between two different ideas of the future. The new presidential nominee closed his speech by asking the delegates to stand and join him in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. His wife, Barbara, was the first to join Bush on the podium. They kissed and then turned and faced the roaring crowd. Then came the four Bush sons and a daughter and 10 grandchildren.

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