Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan inauguration, 30 years ago today.
Posted on 01/20/2011 12:35:24 AM PST by Ragnar1337
Today's the 30 year anniversary of Ronald Reagan becoming president.
America's Choir singing Battle Hymn of the Republic to Ronald Reagan during the parade.
Ronald Reagan takes the oath of office.
Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address.
Wife and I were there for the Inauguration and the Inaugural Ball (Museum of Air and Space).
Yet Google has a picture of Kennedy on its banner today. Things that make you go hmmm.
Mrs. abb and I were there that day also. Our ball was at the Museum of American History.
I remember it well. I was in Jr. High, in the class of the teacher who taught me the Constitution so well, watching the inauguration on TV. Our teacher made us aware of what a momentous day it was.
Wow, does that make me feel old. I cast my very first presidential vote for the man, while a college student. One of the proudest moments of my life.
So rare to have a simultaneous practical and symbolic changing of the guard. I kept waiting for the shepherd’s crook to jerk Carter off the stage.
The talk of the Kennedys and Camelot makes me sick, not least because it was an after-the-fact myth.
I will be eternally grateful that my salad days coincided with Reagan’s 8 years in office. Contrary to the cynical views of political consultants, there was a real change in America down to the smallest cultural details. Leadership and vision matter which is why DC’s poisonous crabs-in-a-bucket environment will never produce another Reagan. I don’t know if Palin’s the answer but whoever it is will have to come from outside the Beltway.