Nancy Reagan: Obama blew it

So much for Obama as a brilliant, almost Reaganesque, politician.

Nancy Reagan, who has seen as well as anyone how the master worked, doesn’t think Obama carries the mantle that well.

Case in point – stem cell research. When Obama held the announcement he was reversing the ban on federal funding for it, he didn’t invite Nancy.

“I would have gone, and you know I don’t like to travel,” she told Vanity Fair. “Politically it would have been a good thing for him to do. Oh, well, nobody’s perfect. He called and thanked me for working on it. But he could have gotten more mileage out of it.”(Vanity Fair)

Thinking back to the many photo ops with Democrat Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill and President Reagan, I immediately saw the brilliance in Nancy’s statement.

Speechmaking is one thing. Tactical checkmates is another, and even in 2009, Ronald Reagan stands tall over B. Hussein Obama.