When it comes to classy conservatives, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better example than former President Ronald Reagan and his elegant first lady, Nancy.
Mrs. Reagan recently sent out the invite for the GOP debate that will be taking place on September 16 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.
What the former first lady said in the invite is a good reminder of what true class looks like.
In her true-to-form classy style, Reagan invoked her late husband’s memory and doled out compliments for 16 presidential hopefuls as she summoned them to the event set for Sept. 16.
“My husband was humbled and honored to be president of the United States. I heard him say on more than one occasion that he was only given temporary custody of the presidency, but I know from very personal experience that it was the role of his lifetime,” Mrs. Reagan wrote.
“Debates are a crucial part of the election process, and I’m thrilled that so many qualified candidates have the opportunity to be heard at the Reagan Presidential Library.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper will moderate the debate which all GOP contenders are expected to attend, except for former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore. Gilmore is the only contender who didn’t meet CNN’s criteria of having an average of 1 percent support in three recent national polls.
I love how Mrs. Reagan notes her husband was humbled and honored to be president, which isn’t something you’d ever hear the current Toddler-in-Chief say, and unfortunately, a lot of our presidential candidates lack the same humility.
Reagan was a man who stayed true to his principles and set the bar for what modern conservatism looks like. It’s a shame so many have travelled far away from this and have more or less become extensions of the progressive left.
Let’s hope this next debate is one where candidates learn to tame and control their egos and answer questions truthfully and lay out their plans for making America a better nation.