Saturday, February 6, 2010

Remembering President Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, would have be 99 years old today. In drawing a contrast between President Reagan and the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, William Katz of Urgent Agenda aptly wrote the following:
And so we still ask: Who is the president? We will get an inkling in the coming months as he deals with Iran, perhaps the biggest foreign policy challenge of 2010. Our answer to the question will decide Barack Obama's future, both as president and as potential (but not definite) candidate in 2012. This is political theater, and very good theater at that. And it requires acting. Ronald Reagan was a real actor, and a distinguished statesman. Barack Obama is a fake actor, with statesmanship yet to be assessed.