Obama compares himself to Ronald Reagan

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Obama, in his interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal's editorial board, made the case that his movement is as much about a national moment as about him as a "singular" individual, and he drew a rather odd analogy for a Democrat: Ronald Reagan.

    "Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not, and a way that Bill Clinton did not," he said, describing Reagan as appealing to a sentiment that, "We want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism nad entrepreneurship that had been missing."

    Later, he also compared the moment, in passing, to the one that produced President Kennedy.

    Video and story here:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0108/Transformation_like_Reagan.html
     
  2. Somehow I doubt an inexperienced political hack pushing the failed policies of LBJ is the next Reagan.
     
  3. reagan was a walking-dead, aka zombie.
    this potatohead helped osama bin laden.