Ronald Reagan

Cal Thomas: Here's Ronnie!

Cal Thomas: Here's Ronnie!

"The more things change, the more they stay the same."(French proverb)

While scanning YouTube videos, I came across an appearance by Ronald Reagan on "The Tonight Show," hosted by Johnny Carson. The year was 1975 and Reagan was "between jobs," having left office as governor of California, where he served for eight years, but not yet president. He would challenge Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination in 1976, barely losing at the nominating convention, but setting himself up for what would be a successful run in 1980.

What fascinates about Reagan's appearance with Carson...

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