“Today there are a lot of people looking around for the next Ronald Reagan, but he was one of a kind and you are not going to find his kind again. And the Gipper wouldn’t want us to spend our time on that anyway,” she said Friday evening at the Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara, California.“He saw our nation at a critical turning point. We could choose one direction or the other. Socialism or freedom and free markets. Collectivism or individualism. In his words, we can choose ‘the swamp’ or ‘the stars.’”
Saturday, 5 February 2011
Palin: Reagan wouldn’t want us spending our time looking for “the next Reagan”
I know a lot of people have a tendancy to try to label politicians as “the next Reagan.” I have long detested such comparisons. President Ronald Reagan was one of a kind. I respect those who honor Reagan and learn from his leadership, values, and principles to guide them in how to be an effective conservative and politician.
Governor Sarah Palin made that point in her speech last night at the Reagan centennial dinner at the Reagan Ranch. Reagan was a one of a kind leader.
Amen Sarah! Reagan is one of a kind.
Just look at how buffoonish Obama looks trying to paint himself as the next Lincoln, FDR, now Reagan. What a joke!
I want to hear from GOP candidates in 2012, how they will be the conservative leader this country needs. The era of Reagan is NOT over, contrary to what some politicians have said in the past (*ahem* Newt). His legacy lives on. Instead of looking for the next Reagan, let’s look for the next conservative leader that will adopt Reagan’s prinicples and make a legacy of his or her own.