Former President Ronald Reagan Dies at 93
While I never fully agreed with his policies (I'm what you may call a "bleeding heart liberal"), I always appreciated Reagan's status as "The Great Communicator." He knew how to please his audience and was always ready with the words his people needed to hear. His delivery was impeccable and his phrases timeless. I think no matter what your political ideology you can agree that he was a likable popular figure with certain moments that can bring a smile to your face ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"). I have a feeling that President Bush will milk his association with Reagan for all that it's worth this election year, however. As they say, that's politics.