Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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You answered your own question - Reagan showed himself capable of being President by being a capable governor of our largest-population state. He showed a conservative could work with a heavily Democratic legislature, and he showed that he was a man of principle. I have seen nothing of the same from Thompson, he is a senator from a backwater state who is a member of the most partisan wing of the most partisan party in history, who now wishes to command the Bush neo-fascist wing - the last thing in the world we can expect from him is the ability to work with a mutual consensus aim. And as far as principle goes, the scum bag lied about having worked for an abortion clinic, and didn't fess up when he got caught when the New York Times found copies of his billing records. Reagan wouldn't have worked for an abortion clinic if you held a razor to his balls.
If you are looking for presence and style alone, you deserved every minute of George Bush. Just what we need, another phony front man for huge special interests, this time masquerading as Reagan.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address