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John Ibbitson says Obama is no Reagan. I’m not sure he grasps his own point:

These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. And these are the heroes who helped end a war.” – Ronald Reagan, address on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day

“Friends and veterans, we cannot forget. What we must not forget is that D-Day was a time and a place where the bravery and the selflessness of a few was able to change the course of an entire century.” – Barack Obama, address on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day

Barack Obama’s speech at Normandy does not compare with Ronald Reagan’s.

Guided by the pen of Peggy Noonan, the 40th president used simple words married to an inspired cadence to evoke his deep, personal reverence for the men who fought in a war he watched. It was among the greatest of his performances.

Mr. Ibbitson, tear down this blog.


One Comment

  1. Peggy Noonan was responsible for this speech. Ronald Reagan did a fairly admirable job of that speech. By June 1984, anybody that was paying attention knew why Ronald Reagan was upstaged by Bonzo, as an actor in a specialized role. The real players in the Reagan Administration were not actors, and they didn’t take prisoners. The so-called Kitchen Cabinet made mistakes we are just now having to come to grips with. Watch what ya’ ask for, you might just get it.

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