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August

22

1984

August 22, 1984



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Diary Entry - 08/22/1984

Wednesday, August 22, 1984

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Depart for Convention in Dallas. Still working on acceptance speech—it’s too long. And I didn’t get it much shorter but there were 81 interruptions for applause & demonstrations so it ran 51 min’s.

Upon arrival in Dallas I had a meeting with Jerry Ford. He gave a fine speech Tues. & most supportive of me. Has pledged to go all out in the campaign. A little later there was a rally in the Hotel Atrium. It was jammed & all around the balconys up 14 floors were ringed with people. George B. & I spoke & were very well received. Then Tom Landry, Danny White (QB) of the Cowboys & one time great Roger Staubach presented us each with D. Cowboys jerseys—number 84.

We had an early dinner—Nancy went to the convention hall where there was a tribute to her and the running of a film. George B. & I watched the proceedings on T.V. At the end she turned her back on the crowd to look up at the screen behind her and there was George & me (live T.V.). She waved & I waved back. Then came the nomination speeches. Mine was preceded by an 18 min.film which was very effective. When the Roll of States was called Nancy & Barbara joined me & George. At the end of the vote we met the committee which came to officially declare us as nominees.