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George H.W. Bush is gone, and so is his vision of 'a kinder, gentler nation'

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be.

"Some," he said, "would say it's soft and insufficiently tough to care" about troubled children. "But where is it written, that we must act as if we do not care, as if we are not moved? Well,

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