Comment: True, but what made Reagan so

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True, but what made Reagan so

True, but what made Reagan so great as a person was his ability to inspire people on a HUGE scale.

Remember, at the time, the USSR was our mortal enemy. When you have a powerful country whos stated goal is to conquer and enslave the entire world, you don't really have the luxury of being a non-aggressionist, passivist President. Ronald Reagan was flawed, looking in a rearview mirror, but he did what was necessary to help collapse the USSR by proving to them the hard way that capitalism is stronger than communism. Ronald Reagan helped liberate Eastern Europe. Jimmy Carter couldn't do what Reagan if he had had 16 years to do it.

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