Credibility of Ronald Reagan
“The Great Communicator.” This is the most well known name our 40th president of the United States of America, Ronald Wilson Reagan was called. However, all presidents have their critics and for some he was known as “The Dangerous cowboy, B-movie actor, Intellectual lightweight, and Heartless right-winger.” (USA Today-2004) Ronald Reagan is one of the most well respected presidents of the United States and became a very popular person. Reagan was “The Great Communicator”, an intelligent leader, and most of all a people’s person.
Ronald Reagan knew how to win votes and how to run his loving country, The United States. Reagan was and is still known as “The Great Communicator.” Reagan was one who could go out and win a vote by telling the people what had to be done in the U.S. Reagan brought up the issues of building up the defense budget, cutting taxes and balancing the budget. This was a time that the United States was at a low and something needed to be changed. Reagan saw this and knew something had to be done. The people saw hope in Reagan because he was “one of them.” (MSNBC-2004) People saw Reagan as a normal citizen just like them that knew what had to happen in the U.S. Reagan promised economic growth and that deficits would not hurt in the long run. The economy was horrible and unemployment rate was too high. People needed jobs and Reagan promised he would work to drastically bring the unemployment rate down. This was also a time that America feared communism and terrorists. Reagan went out publically and stated, “America has made a decision about these terrorists: Instead of waiting for them to strike again in our midst, we will take this fight to the enemy.” (MSNBC-2004) Reagan knew the fear of the American people and knew he had to do something about it. Unlike Reagan, his opponent Jimmy Carter acted the complete opposite. He told the people to, “have hope to persuade the Soviet Union that one country cannot impose its...
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