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        08-21-2013, 12:16 AM
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    Green Broke
    This is an American President

    Well I wasn't even alive when he was president, much less serving in the Army haha but my moms friend just sent me this on FB and I just want to say....if he was sitting office when it came time for me to re-up....wouldn't even be a question. I would have jumped at the chance to serve under this man.

    So......feel good video of the day for me, thought I would share:

         
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        08-21-2013, 12:28 AM
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    Foal
    I think he was a great president also. He knew how to connect with the people.
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        08-21-2013, 12:42 AM
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    Super Moderator
    Reagan was an excellent orator.
         
        08-21-2013, 01:07 AM
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    Super Moderator
    Great actor? Maybe

    Great Prez? Definitely not, IMO.

    You were not born. I was. I voted for the man, much to my eventual chagrin.
         
        08-21-2013, 01:13 AM
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    Trained
    I voted for him too, happily! Turned the economy around after Jimmy "Malaise" Carter, defeated the Soviet Union...Great man!



         
        08-21-2013, 01:33 AM
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    Super Moderator
    Just because he was a good rider doesn't make him a good statesman. He played second to a chimp.....hmmm maybe more correlations than I thought.


    I loved the MAN. I was hoping he would be a great a president as he was great at making people warm up to him. Sadly, he was lacking in his statesmanship, IMO
         
        08-21-2013, 01:49 AM
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    Trained
    Lacking in statesmanship? Hmmm...saw the fall of the Berlin Wall, drove the USSR into economic collapse, convinced Libya to give up terrorism (mostly), cut taxes, increased incentives for business, saw interest rates drop from 12.5 to 4.4, saw unemployment drop from 7.5 to 5.4......

    There is a reason he won re-election in 84 with 59% of the vote and 525 electoral votes (Mondale carried his home state of Minnesota).

    "We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

    Reagan at Brandenburg Gate - "tear down this wall" - YouTube

    And he loved horses and riding. Not bad, IMHO.

    Http://www.amazon.com/Riding-With-Reagan-White-House/dp/0806526807/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377060625&sr=8-1&keywords=riding+with+reagan
         
        08-21-2013, 01:57 AM
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    Weanling
    From my studies and knowledge of the man, I agree that he was a great president.
         
        08-21-2013, 01:59 AM
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    Trained
    "Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying." - Ronald Reagan
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        08-21-2013, 02:11 AM
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    Green Broke
    Well. I can't speak of whether he was a good president or not....like I said...I wasnt even thought up yet!

    But I can say that he was a d**n good speaker from what I've watched. And my parents always spoke about him as if they liked him.

    And from what I've read/studied think I would have liked serving under the man and appreciated hi as el presidente....unlike somebody in office. Wchich I can't go into.
         

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