Bush Acceptance Speech

President Bush accepted his party’s nomination for the presidency on the final evening of the Republican National Convention in… read more

President Bush accepted his party’s nomination for the presidency on the final evening of the Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas. In his remarks, President Bush stated there was a clear choice between agendas and character in the candidates for the fall presidential election. He noted his accomplishments concerning foreign policy, and criticized the stance of Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Bill Clinton on the Persian Gulf War, labelling him “slippery when wet.” The president put forward a proposal to reduce the deficit through checking off a deduction on the personal income tax form and reductions in federal spending. He went on to discuss his proposals for domestic programs, and recalled the words of Democratic president Harry Truman in his closing remarks. The president’s wife and Mr. and Mrs. Quayle joined the president on stage following his prepared remarks, joined shortly thereafter by their numerous children and grandchildren. Entertainer Sandi Patti sang “God Bless America” amid balloons and confetti while the president received the crowd’s applause. Finally, Republican legislators and party members crowded the stage to also receive the crowd’s applause. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
31392-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Public Affairs Event
Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Aug 20, 1992
Last Aired:
Sep 2, 2004

Airing Details

  • Aug 20, 1992 | 10:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 1992 | 5:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 23, 1992 | 7:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 23, 1992 | 6:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 23, 1992 | 9:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 31, 1992 | 4:20pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 01, 1992 | 3:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 09, 1996 | 11:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 10, 1996 | 4:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 23, 2000 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 29, 2004 | 2:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 02, 2004 | 2:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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