sending a matinee idol to the White House in 1980
This bit has always bothered me, and even people on the right concede it as a way to placate the left. Reagan was an extremely successful two-term governor of the biggest state in the union, who also did some acting in his past.
You’re right. I think he was in politics more than movies anyhoo. Was it SAG that got him started in politics? I sure miss Ronald Reagan....we’ll never see another like him. :(