June 5, 2004

Ronald Reagan 1911-2004

From the Washington Post:

In a statement, Michael Reagan said, "I pray that as America reflects on the passing of my Dad, they will remember a man of integrity, conviction and good humor that changed America and the world for the better. He would modestly say the credit goes to others, but I believe the credit is his."

Here's a quote from the Scripps-Howard obituary:

On Jan. 11, 1989, Reagan said, "We meant to change a nation and instead we changed a world."

He insisted, "I wasn't a great communicator, but I communicated great things. And they didn't spring full bloom from my brow; they came from the heart of a great nation - from our experience, our wisdom and our belief in the principles that have guided us for two centuries. They called it the Reagan revolution. Well, I'll accept that, but for me it always seemed more like the great rediscovery, a rediscovery of our values and our common sense."

Posted by dan at June 5, 2004 7:21 PM