Morning in America

The Republican National Committee emailed me again over the weekend.

The first time was to get my input on who I thought their 2016 presidential nominee should be. I’ve done this before, and there wasn’t anything new to it, so I let it pass by.

Yesterday, they sent me this:


“It’s morning again in America.”

That was not only the inspirational slogan of the winning Reagan-Bush ’84 presidential campaign — but it was also the theme of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush’s strong leadership.

Today, Republicans are ready to lead with fresh ideas and sound policies to renew America, just like Reagan-Bush did.

Show you stand with the GOP for a better America with a vintage Reagan-Bush ’84 T-Shirt.

When you order your shirt today, your contribution will count as double, you’ll get free shipping and you’ll receive it in time for the holidays.

A group of GOP donors has agreed to match every contribution you make online today to support our final races in Louisiana.

Get your Reagan-Bush ’84 T-Shirt today.


Sara Armstrong
RNC Chief Operating Officer

Now, this interests me, at least from a nostalgic point of view.

I have a few vague memories of the 1980 presidential election. My memories of the 1984 election, though, are better, and I can remember watching the election returns come in that night on the ABC station. I was young, and of course I supported Reagan, because he was the president and Mondale seemed pretty inept.

That’s not a reason for me to donate to the RNC to get a t-shirt, though.

I’m also amused by the RNC’s e-mail. For the last twenty years, George H.W. Bush was pretty much anathema to the Republicans, yet here they’re citing him as “strong leadership.” I guess time heals all wounds. And then they say that the Republicans have “fresh ideas and sound policies to renew America.” Where? I’d like to see them.

Still not buying the t-shirt. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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