by D. Cupples | Ronald Reagan wasn't our worst president. Certainly, he did less damage to our nation than some other presidents have done. On the other hand, we're still struggling with consequences from some of his policies (e.g., the taxing of seniors' social security benefits and bigger tax breaks for people who don't need them...).
Thus, I was surprised to read a few days ago that presidential candidate Barack Obama -- now painted as a "change" candidate -- offered praise for Reagan and Republicans over the past 15 years. It wasn't surprising that Hillary Clinton and John Edwards took exception to Obama's remarks. The Associated Press reports: