Abstract Musings

Documenting the random thoughts of a cluttered mind

Ronald Reagan on John Kerry

Via KerrySpot, here’s a powerful ad from Americans for Peace Through Strength, which uses Ronald Reagan’s own words, criticizing Walter Mondale in a debate in 1984, to compare John Kerry with Mondale.

I think Kerry opened himself up for this kind of attack when he invoked Reagan’s name in the first Presidential debate this year. (The ad begins with footage of Kerry’s comments from the debate.) It was foolish of Kerry to mention Reagan, since he opposed Reagan at just about every opportunity. Nuclear freeze? Contras? (Where his famous Seared in my memory line came from.) Any new weapon system?