I've told the story of working in the Reagan White House many times. But this is the first time I have shared this memory. 25 years ago on Wednesday, November 9, 1988 White House staff gathered in the Rose Garden to cheer the President as he walked to the Oval Office in the morning after the big win for George H.W. Bush in the presidential election which cemented the legacy of the Reagan Revolution.
The people had spoken. They liked what Reagan did for them and they wanted more. And who could blame them? It wasn't just that Reagan clearly expressed a sincere and genuine concern for the American people. His conservative polices actually ended up helping people. Compare that to the "I care" rhetoric and negative results from today's incumbent.
Then serving in the White House Political Office, Mike's America was there that cool fall morning. And remembering many of the campaign events where President Reagan implored the crowd to "win one more for the Gipper," I gave a shout out "that's one for the Gipper" to the President at the 2:40 mark in the video below:
|The moment Mike's America gives shout out to President Reagan, |
"that's one for the Gipper." Presidential reaction? Priceless!