Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1911-2004

I enjoyed Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Whereas others were aghast at the notion of an actor as President, I saw it as a fitting evolution. I never cared for him as an actor, but that says little, as I have no real attraction to the cinema. I was in California when he was governor and I was rather taken with him then despite my affected bohemian ways.

I admired his optimism. That alone made him the best solution to the malaise of the late 1970’s. I admired his commitment to his beliefs and his belief in the ideology of his nation. He was an implacable foe to communism and his stand against that soul-destroying cancer would have been enough all by itself to endear him to me. He is one of the very few political leaders I have ever had any feelings for.

Rest In Peace, Mr. President.

One Response to “Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1911-2004”

  1. I think the last line of your paragraph is the most common refrain I’ve heard- he was a politician that people could genuinely admire, politically and personally.

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