Media Availability: Ex-white House Speechwriter On The 2012 Republican National Convention

Aug 30, 2012, 11:00 ET from White House Writers Group

Josh Gilder, former Reagan speechwriter, available on-site and eager to provide insight into the politics and dynamics of the 2012 Republican National Convention.

TAMPA BAY, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a senior speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, Josh Gilder's first speech for the President won acclaim for the line "Go Ahead, Make My Day!" He co-authored two State of the Union addresses and contributed to many of the President's televised speeches from the Oval Office. He wrote Mr. Reagan's highly regarded 1988 Moscow Summit address to students at Moscow State University.

Mr. Gilder has served as a consultant and advisor on numerous Presidential primary and general campaigns, including Reagan '84; Bush '88; Forbes '96; Dole '96; Forbes 2000 and Giuliani 2008.  Mr. Gilder has edited and/or written for numerous periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The New York Post, The Washington Times, The American Spectator, Saturday Review and many others.  He is currently a Senior Director at the White House Writers Group.

Mr. Gilder is at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and available for booking on Thursday, August 30 after 8 pm. Contact Emily Cullum at (202) 295-2316 or

SOURCE White House Writers Group