We have been led to believe, through a relentless series of interviews, anecdotes and memories that Ronald Reagan never took the opportunity to personally attack an opponent or ridicule someone because of a political difference. Apparently, Charles Krauthammer (as per usual) didn’t get the memo.
Instead he uses this national day of tribute to blast Reagan’s political opponents. He does so by criticizing the supposedly patronizing description of the Gipper as “optimistic.”
Chuck would have been better off sending this column to every person who worked on Reagan’s team and who has spent the entire week repeating that word in newspapers and on the airwaves. The entire nation spends an entire week eulogizing Krauthammer’s political hero and he responds by resorting to, well, politics.