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Ronald reagan intro

  1. 1. Ronald Reagan
  2. 2. Also Ronald Reagan
  3. 3. Reagan Public Approval Ratings
  4. 4. Before National Politics Goldwater speech 1964
  5. 5. The Republican NominationRon and Nancy GHW Bush John Anderson
  6. 6. Capturing the Nomination• New Hampshire debate 1980:• The Line
  7. 7. Reagan’s Clarity• Strong Defense• Cut taxes• Cut Spending• Balance the Budget
  8. 8. Economic PhilosophyOLD NEW• Keynesian Economics • Chicago School• “Demand Side” • “Supply Side” Economics Economics• New Deal • Reaganomics (The Reagan Revolution)
  9. 9. Effect of Reagan on US Political Culture USLeft Pre-1981; Right New Deal Reagan era and Great Society eraLeft-right defined as accepted level of government intervention in the economy: right = less intervention left = more intervention
  10. 10. RealignmentNew Deal Coalition Reagan Coalition• Democratic South • Midwest small towns• African-Americans • Wealthiest Americans• Union members • Hawks on foreign policy• Urban North • Blue Collar in North and• Immigrant/newer ethnic Midwest (union and non- groups union)• Farmers • White Southerners • Evangelicals • Yuppies
  11. 11. The “Troika”Counsellor Chief of Staff Dep. ChiefEd Meese James Baker Michael DeaverPolicy Process Image
  12. 12. Presidential Power and PersuasionLBJ ModelPres Congress People
  13. 13. Presidential Power and PersuasionReagan ModelPres People Congress
  14. 14. Reagan Media Strategy• Bully Pulpit• Stage Events in Controlled Settings• Feed the Media• Consistency of Message• Selling the President• Popularity is Power

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