By Andrew Almeter
Iowa and California
Early Political Career
Excerpt from "Challenger"
I want to add that I wish I could talk to every man and woman who works for NASA, or who worked on this mission and tell them: "Your dedication and professionalism have moved and impressed us for decades. And we know of your anguish. We share it."
There's a coincidence today. On this day three hundred and ninety years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama. In his lifetime the great frontiers were the oceans, and a historian later said, "He lived by the sea, died on it, and was buried in it." Well, today, we can say of the Challenger crew: Their dedication was, like Drake's, complete.
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God."
"There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect."
Reagan in Retrospect
If I had Reagan's skill?
Reagan as an Anti-Federalist?
In his article, "How Do Historians Assess Ronald Reagan?", Chester Pach tests the waters on how historians rate the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The general consensus about the 40th president is that he had a tendency to be contradictory in his actions, and was really only an average president. Pach says that though historians tend to view Reagan as a gauche diplomat, he was noteworthy because of his genuine personality, amiability, and utter conviction- all of which contributed to his superior leadership skills.http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/341
2016 Slogan: Restoring the American Dream
Some Noteworthy Talking Points
- Reagan's thoughts on Jane Wyman - 1st wife
- "The Gipper"
-Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.
-"How Do Historians Assess Ronald Reagan?" History News Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.
-Reagan, Ronald. An American Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990. Print.
-"Ronald Reagan." The White House. The White House, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.
-"A TIME FOR CHOOSING (The Speech – October 27, 1964)." A TIME FOR CHOOSING (The Speech – October 27, 1964). N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.