All of my conservative friends are flooding Facebook, Email & Twiter with salutes to our cherished 40th president:
“On this day in 1911, President Ronald Wilson Reagan is born in Tampico, Illinois.
Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States served for two terms from 1981 to 1989.
Known as The Great Communicator, he was the first actor to be elected president after two centuries of mainly lawyers and soldiers.”
To this day, President Reagan ranks high as one of the most popular presidents of the last 50 years. We remember him as a leader, a man who stood up to the USSR, defended the US and the kind of figure that you were proud to see on stage as the US president.
In fact, a 2011 Gallup ranked him as our greatest president!
Over Lincoln and Washington? Not so fast but it is evidence that a lot of us remember him as a successful president, a man who made us feel good about the country.