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Michael Reagan: Welcome Back Dad!

Posted by iusbvision on September 4, 2008

During my live blog post yesterday I said, “Ronald Reagan is back, and she’s the Governor of Alaska!”

The foreign press chimed in with similar thoughts. But the opinion that means even more to me is a man who I have come to admire greatly. The son of Ronald Reagan, Michael, whose books and nationally syndicated radio show has inspired millions, including me.

Today Michael Reagan posted a column today that warmed my heart and made me as happy for Michael as I am for our country and the status of women:

Welcome Back Dad

By Michael Reagan

September 4, 2008

I’ve been trying to convince my fellow conservatives that they have been wasting their time in a fruitless quest for a new Ronald Reagan to emerge and lead our party and our nation. I insisted that we’d never see his like again because he was one of a kind.

I was wrong!

Wednesday night I watched the Republican National Convention on television and there, before my very eyes, I saw my Dad reborn; only this time he’s a she.

And what a she!

In one blockbuster of a speech, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resurrected my Dad’s indomitable spirit and sent it soaring above the convention center, shooting shock waves through the cynical media’s assigned spaces and electrifying the huge audience with the kind of inspiring rhetoric we haven’t heard since my Dad left the scene.

This was Ronald Reagan at his best — the same Ronald Reagan who made the address known now solely as “The Speech,” which during the Goldwater campaign set the tone and the agenda for the rebirth of the traditional conservative movement that later sent him to the White House for eight years and revived the moribund GOP.

Last night was an extraordinary event. Widely seen beforehand as a make-or-break effort — either an opportunity for Sarah Palin to show that she was the happy warrior that John McCain assured us she was, or a disaster that would dash McCain’s presidential hopes and send her back to Alaska, sadder but wiser.

Obviously un-intimidated by either the savage onslaught to which the left-leaning media had subjected her, or the incredible challenge she faced — and oozing with confidence — she strode defiantly to the podium and proved she was everything and even more than John McCain told us.

Read the rest here – http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=84

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