Gen. Eisenhower - variously referred to these days as "the old hippie".

Eisenhower – Republican Convention – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Gen. Eisenhower – variously referred to these days as “the old hippie”.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Eisenhower Acceptance Speech – 1952

As the 2012 Republican Convention gets under way, here is a sampler from another Republican Convention – sixty years ago.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the acceptance speech for his party’s nomination on July 20, 1952. Eisenhower had already gained considerable notoriety as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War 2. He had been courted by both parties as a possible Presidential candidate as far back as the 1948 election and by 1952 he had fully committed himself to running on the Republican ticket.

Here is that address as a reminder of just how much things can change in 60 years.

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