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TheDC Video Vault: The Gipper shows how to handle a heckler

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer

During a campaign stop in San Diego right before the 1980 presidential election, Ronald Reagan set the standard for how to handle hecklers.

A man in the crowd continually heckles him over the Equal Rights Amendment, and Reagan finally gets fed up — telling the heckler to shut his mouth, to uproarious applause.

Watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NopfkczmJ88

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