|"The Reagan presidency was about America, and never about Ronald Reagan"|
Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at the Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, on the difference between Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan:
During his first campaign, Mr. Obama had paid tribute to Ronald Reagan as a "transformational" president and hinted that he aspired to a presidency of that kind. But the Reagan presidency was about America, and never about Ronald Reagan. Reagan was never a scold or a narcissist. He stood in awe of America, and of its capacity for renewal. There was forgiveness in Reagan, right alongside the belief in the things that mattered about America—free people charting their own path.