Author and former Special Assistant and Speechwriter for President Reagan
Pro to the question "Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?"
"Ronald Reagan was a great communicator not because he said things in an unusual way but because he said great things - things that were true and needed saying. Those on the left in his day always thought Reagan had some magical way of expressing himself. He didn't. It was what he said that was important, not how he said it...
Reagan brought a constellation of virtues to the office of the presidency - guts, compassion, humor, a lack of pretension, a willingness to face the world and tell the truth, a willingness to make decisions and stand by them - and his leadership changed the world, and for the better. As president, he was a giant."
"As President, Reagan Was a Giant," www.msnbc.com, June 5, 2004