Real Clear Politics reminds us that there was another Democratic Contender back in 1991 who was even MORE lovey dovey towards Ronald Reagan:
Ronald Reagan, Clinton said, deserved credit for winning the Cold War. He praised Reagan’s “rhetoric in defense of freedom” and his role in “advancing the idea that communism could be rolled back.”
“The idea that we were going to stand firm and reaffirm our containment strategy, and the fact that we forced them to spend even more when they were already producing a Cadillac defense system and a dinosaur economy, I think it hastened their undoing,” Clinton declared.
Clinton was careful to add that the Reagan military program included “a lot of wasted money and unnecessary expenditure,” but the signal had been sent: Clinton was willing to move beyond “the brain-dead politics in both parties,” as he so often put it.
This was OK, then, for him to say, but not OK now for someone running against his wife. I’m with the author on this one: For Mrs. Clinton to lambaste Obama on his Reagan comments is just depressing.