Saturday, June 06, 2009

"These are the Boys... These are the Men"

You can just sense Peggy Noonan's articulate pen seeping through this whole speech. What gives it life, though, is Reagan's soft-spoken voice. Delivered 25 years ago on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, it's plain & evident what America loved about The Gipper.

It's also apparent what Conservatives have lost over the last quarter century: the modest, conservative tone that used to bespeak the Republican brand. Now taken over by shrill-toned cacophony, or wild hyperbole, or classlessly making ticky-tack issues into headlines, or unscrupulous fear-mongering.

Anyway, here's Ronnie...

Also, I appreciated Brokaw's Op-Ed in the WSJ today. It's worth a read.

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