No Perfect Candidates; No Perfect Presidents

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Adam's Apple, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Adam's Apple
    Offline

    Adam's Apple Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Messages:
    4,092
    Thanks Received:
    445
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +447
    The Use and Abuse of Reagan
    By Victor Davis Hanson, Real Clear Politics
    January 17, 2008

    ...Ronald Reagan has been beatified into some sort of saint, as if he were above the petty lapses and contradictions of today's candidates. The result is that conservatives are losing sight of Reagan the man while placing unrealistic requirements of perfection on his would-be successors.

    for full article:
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/01/the_use_and_abuse_of_reagan.html
     
  2. JimH52
    Offline

    JimH52 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    19,214
    Thanks Received:
    3,090
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    US
    Ratings:
    +8,171
    Good read and the article didn't even mention the Contra incident. Reagon was near impeachment there. His "I can't remember" gave him a way out. Maybe it was the beginning of the disease that finally took his life.
     

Share This Page