We sure hope not

The Ronald Reagan Memorial Foundation quotes Ronnie:

Whatever else history may say about me when I?m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts.

Some of us remember different things:

REMEMBER THE BEAR in the woods? It was featured in the most devastating of President Reagan’s TV ads in the 1984 presidential race. An angry, menacing bear was shown prowling through a forest. “There’s a bear in the woods,” the narrator said. “For some people the bear is easy to see. Others don’t see it at all. Some people say the bear is tame. Others say it’s vicious and dangerous. Since no one can really be sure who’s right, isn’t it smart to be as strong as the bear–if there is a bear?” Then a man with a gun appears and the bear takes a step back. The final words on the screen: “President Reagan, prepared for peace.”

On a related note: one of our favorite Sadly, No! posts.


Comments: 4


i am amused.


That is a classic post. Nicely done.


I don’t remember that ad…sadly. It sounds scrumptiously hideous. It is making me laugh as I type.


Yes, but does the bear shit in the woods? That’s the important question.


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