January 28, 1986.
Today’s read is from Craig Shirley. He’s a Ronald Reagan biographer and presidential historian having written six books on Reagan. He has also written The New York Times bestseller, “December, 1941” and just published the companion book, “April, 1945” to wide acclaim. Here’s an excerpt:
Shall we compare and contrast Ronald Reagan’s address to the nation after the Challenger disaster, when seven brave American astronauts perished in a terrible accident, with Joe Biden’s scratchy, partisan and shrill comments following the the shooting in Uvalde,Texas?
Reagan’s speech was soothing and melodic. It achieved its goal, by unifying the nation.
Contrast this with Biden, whose remarks were peppered with personal references.
For years, there has been a debate about putting Reagan on Mount Rushmore, or the dime.
Joe Biden will likely end up in the dust bin of history, it’s there where mediocre presidents reside — permanently.