Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 | George Mullen and Steve Francis conclude their little piece on political visionaries by lauding Ronald Reagan as ” an ideal example of a visionary leader.” Which part do they consider his most ideal and visionary? His slow response to the HIV-AIDS epidemic? Reaganomics, which was an abject failure? The Iran-Contra scandal? His awesome invasion of Grenada? His ridiculous and costly Star Wars project? The war on drugs? Or, perhaps the failed nomination of that judicial giant Robert Bork to the Supreme Court?

Reagan, in the eyes of observers other than zealots of the Republican Party, is considered to have been a failure and joke during his two terms, most memorable for his outward appearnce of having a good sense of humor.

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