Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

cityboi

Ronald Reagan Dies at 93

Recommended Posts

cityboi    246

Former President Ronald Reagan Dies at 93 After Battling Alzheimer's for Decade

Web Producer: Emily Bailey

Modified: 6/5/2004 5:05:16 PM Send this story to a friend

Printable Version

Los Angeles

The former president had been ill with Alzheimer's disease. He disclosed in 1994 that he had the incurable brain disorder.

The conservative Republican won two landslide presidential elections in 1980 and 1984. He waged a relentless battle against communism by boosting defense spending and developing a personal relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Reagan is also remembered for pushing the Strategic Defense Initiative, or "Star Wars."

His administration was tarnished by the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages scandal, but he remains an icon among many Republicans.

Reagan was born in Illinois in 1911. He spent more than 30 years in Hollywood as an actor and jumped into a second career of politics in the 1960s, being elected governor of California and, eventually, president.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


cityboi    246

Many say that he was the "John F Kennedy" of the republican party. It could be because both Reagan and Kennedy were good on the camera.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kota16    0

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, has described him as a warm and engaging personality.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brickell    0

Well put Dale.

I disagreed with some of his methods, but he presided over an amazing time in the United States. I'm glad his death isn't being politicized too much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cityboi    246

One thing about Reagan was that hes had the best sense of humor i've seen out of any president in recent years. I was 2 years old when he was elected in 1980 and I was 10 years old when he left office. While i'm a democrat and do not agree with his policies he set in place in the 80s, he was a likeable guy and that was one reason alot of democrats voted for him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dale    599

One thing about Reagan was that hes had the best sense of humor i've seen out of any president in recent years. I was 2 years old when he was elected in 1980 and I was 10 years old when he left office. While i'm a democrat and do not agree with his policies he set in place in the 80s, he was a likeable guy and that was one reason alot of democrats voted for him.

Indeed, his affable and self-deprecating style kept him in good stead even with his opponents. He could disagree with a person without being disagreeable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cityboi    246

I find this intersting about Ronald Reagan' birth and death years.

1911-2004

911-2001 (4) hijacked airplanes

6/5/2004

6+5=11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest donaltopablo   
Guest donaltopablo

I'm with cityboi, I'm a little young to really remember a huge amount about his policies or actions. He was definitely charismatic (although considering he was an actor prior to going into politics, that's not that surprising). But it's always a worth note when a President passes on regardless of their political stance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wolfdawg54    0

I feel that America should respect the man for who he is. He was a good man and his policies should not interfere with that. To criticize him now would be distasteful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.