New Online Video Compares Reagan And Obama


A new web series was recently launched that compares the leadership styles of President Barack Obama with former President Ronald Reagan.

The series, which is titled "What Would Reagan Do?" is anchored by Michael Reagan, the former President's son and filmed at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif. The episodes will recount how the 40th President led the United States on key issues and compare his strategies to those used by today's leaders.

The first video was released on March 26 and addressed the conflict in Libya. In 1986, Reagan authorized a series of air strikes on ground targets in Libya after one U.S serviceman was killed and 63 were injured in a terrorist bombing at a discotheque in Berlin. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who is at the center of today's conflict, was believed to be responsible for the attacks.

Episodes about economic recovery and public sector unions will be released in the coming weeks., an organization committed to fiscal responsibility and national security, produces the web series.

"With President Obama and so many others trying to compare themselves with my father, I'm thrilled to be working with on this series to expose the true character and leadership Ronald Reagan exhibited, unlike those trying to associate with him," said Michael Reagan.

Bill Clark, the deputy secretary of state and national security adviser under Reagan, and Paul Kengor, a professor of political science at Grove City College, recently wrote a column for USA Today, urging Obama to learn from Reagan while addressing the unrest in Libya. They said that the current President needs to channel Reagan's "sense of direction and confident purpose." 

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