Ronald Reagan could ACT

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    Watched him on Retro TV.

    Was in a Suspense TV movie in 1964 (2 years before he became Calif Gov) - called "A Cruel and Unusual Night."

    He gets abducted and threatened with murder by this guy who he sentenced to death as a judge -the guy gets his sentence commted to life at the last moment in the gas chamber -breaks out later on - and then abducts Reagan.
     
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    The Gippers last full feature film was also in 1964 - "The Killers" co-starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickenson.

    After that - he changed from a Democrat to a Republican - became gov of Calif in 1966 -and was even a dark-horse candidate for the GOP presidential nominee in 1968.

    You know the rest......................
     
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    And he was great on teleprompters. I had a friend who was a teleprompter operator for Reagan way back when.

    Remember Reagan's line from the killers about never trusting North, North was always a backstabber?
    Prophetic?
     
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    Libs tried to make out Reagan to be a failed b-grade actor - brought up Bedtime for Bonzo.

    Practically ever actor with the exception of Lawrence Olivier acted in some turkeys.

    Did some credible stuff - like Knute Rockne All-American, Kings Row, Desparate Journey with Errol Flynn, countless propoganda flagwavers during WW2.

    Bedtime for Bonzo was better than anything Swartinager ever did - can't even prounounce the name of the state he was elected gov of (although an improvement over Grey Davis )

    Cant run for president
     
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    Reagan defended communists.
     
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    Shows what a stand-up guy the Gipper was.

    In the TV Movie (2 years before he becomes gov of Calif) -he is about to be shot in the head -but refuses to give in the his abducters demands . Doesn't bat an eye.

    Could have easily spent the rest of his years being a credible actor instead of being governor of Calif and then the President of the United State.

    But he felt he had a higher calling.

    All of his co -actors loved him.

    Was aclaimed The Greatest American of the 20th Century in one poll.
     
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    Reagan wasn't acting when he said to George Bush Sr "I paid for this microphone" or when he said "Mr Gorbachov TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!!"
     
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    Ahh the worship of a human being....

    Now if he looked like some of the ladies Samson posts.....
    but this is just too gay for me.
    Not that gay is bad, just bad for me.
     
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    The same steely resolve Reagan portyayed in the TV movie ( which he probably dindt remember years later) - when he didnt back down when he was about to be shot between the eyes - is the same steely resolve that he showed when America was on the ropes in the post-Carter years confronting the Evil Empire - the Soviet Union.

    You can't act that.

    (Honey, I forgot to duck) quip to wife after escaping an assn attempt.
     
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    Oh and your ilk is oh so innocent of making a messiah out of a nobody. At least Reagan had achievements BEFORE becoming senator or president.

    Are you on a hypocrisy drip lately? You seem to be corking out the hypocritical juices quite a bit lately.
     
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